Army officer killed in copter crash in Pakistan

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Islamabad, Feb 29 (IANS) At least one officer was killed as a helicopter of Pakistan army crashed in Haripur district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa on Monday evening, the military said.

A statement from the Inter Services Public Relations said that the incident took place when an Mi-17 helicopter of the Pakistan Army Aviation crashed in Tarbela area of Haripur, killing Lt. Col. Tauqeer.

The Russian-made Mi-17 encountered the accident when it was on its routine training mission.

The cause of the accident was not known yet, but some reports said it was apparently due to a technical malfunction.

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