Pakistan Army denies its helicopter crash-landed in Afghanistan


File photo of Pakistan military helicopters in the air. PHOTO: ISPR

File photo of Pakistan military helicopters in the air. PHOTO: ISPR

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Army has rejected claims by Afghan officials that its military helicopter made a crash landing in Logar province in Thursday afternoon.

“Pakistan military helicopter crashed in the Mati area of Azra district,” Afghanistan’s Tolo TV quoted provincial governor’s spokesperson, Salim Saleh, as saying.

He said the helicopter appeared to have caught fire on landing. However, a resident in the area said the Taliban torched the chopper after it crashed.

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Meanwhile, military sources described the reports as incorrect.

“The helicopter is ours,” a military official told The Express Tribune. He said the claim by Afghan officials that the helicopter belonged to the Pakistan Army is “not true.”

Meanwhile, Afghan Taliban spokesperson said he had no information about the incident. “We will try to get information,” Zabihullah Mujahid said when his comments were sought about the reports.

The Resolute Support Missions said the helicopter “does not appear to be a Nato aircraft.”

Afghan media has reported six people were on board and that they had been captured by insurgents.


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