Pakistan helicopter crash kills foreign envoys

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The ambassadors of Norway and the Philippines are among at least six people killed in a helicopter crash in northern Pakistan, the army says.

The military helicopter reportedly crashed during an emergency landing in the Naltar valley region.

The wives of the Indonesian and Malaysian envoys and two Pakistan Army pilots also died in the crash.

They were travelling to part of the disputed Kashmir region to attend the opening of a tourism project there.

Military spokesman Asim Bajwa confirmed the casualties in a post on Twitter. He said five others were injured, including the Polish and Dutch ambassadors.

Eleven foreigners and six Pakistanis were on board the MI-17 helicopter, he added.

They were due to attend the inauguration of a chairlift project built by the air force for tourists in Pakistan's Gilgit-Baltistan territory.

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was scheduled to inaugurate the facility, but his aircraft turned back from Gilgit after reports of the crash.

The cause of the crash is not yet known.

Pakistan helicopter crash kills foreign envoys - BBC News
 
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news that taliban pakistan is behind the attack on the helicopter. nothing confirmed yet
i think they want to take credits for it and its just an accident. but we will have to wait and see. there are survivors so im sure there will be an official statement soon from the pakistani government
@Zarvan update us.
 
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they say that taliban pakistan wanted to target nawaz sharif helicopter. but they mistakenly targeted the other one
the question is how can they target it and most importantly how did they know the route ?! its not a fixed route

here are first pictures of the accident

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Wow this is tragic. I'm sorry for the victims and their families.
 
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Pakistan has denied that TTP was behind the attack while the later took responsibility of the attack.
 
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Pakistan has denied that TTP was behind the attack while the later took responsibility of the attack.
they wanted to take advantage of the accident and take credits for it. but as i said it seemed impossible cuz simply no one knows the route.
 
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