6 army personnel martyred in Harnai helicopter crash: ISPR

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Harnai helicopter crash

Islamabad: The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Monday said that six Pakistan Army officials were martyred in a helicopter crash near Khost in Harnai, Balochistan.

According to the ISPR, the helicopter was on a flying mission. All six personnel on board including two pilots embraced martyrdom.

The martyred have been identified as Major Khurram Shahzad, Major Muneeb, Naik Jalil, Subedar Wahid, Sepoy Imran, and Sepoy Shoaib.

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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif tweeted that he was “deeply saddened” by the martyrdom of 6 army personnel including 2 pilots in the accident.

“We pray to Allah Almighty to give the martyrs a place in Jannat al-Firdous and give patience to their families. The entire nation shares the grief of the bereaved families,” the premier said.

Similarly, PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry said helicopter flying was getting dangerous, adding that this required “engineering evaluation”.

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