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Afghan Taliban free Pakistan helicopter crew

Afghan Taliban free Pakistan helicopter crew

Aug 13, 2016 - 13:14

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Six crewmembers captured by the Afghan Talibaninfo-icon after a Pakistani helicopter crashed in central Logar province have been released, officials said on Saturday.

The Foreign Office spokesman said: "The six-member crew of the Punjab government helicopter that went missing in Afghanistaninfo-icon on August 4 has been recovered and arrived in Islamabad today."

While on its way from Peshawar to Uzbekistan for maintenance, the helicopter experienced technical failure and made an emergency landing in Azra district.

The crew "was released in an inter-tribe exchange on the Pakistaninfo-icon-Afghan border (and) arrived in Islamabad today," Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria said in a statement.

After the incident, Pakistan asked NATOinfo-icon and Afghanistan to help in recovery of the crew, including a Russian, of the Mi-17 helicopter.


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