6 crew members of crashed helicopter reach home: sources

13 Aug, 2016 11:45 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Afghan Taliban  have released the crew of a Pakistani helicopter which crash-landed in central Logar province of Afghanistan earlier this month.

Sources claimed that crew members were handed over to Pakistani authorities in Kurram Agency.

Six people were taken hostage by the Taliban after the Mi-17 helicopter crash landed in Logar province on August 4.

According to reports, one of the hostages was a Russian national who was the pilot of the helicopter.


The Pakistani authorities said the helicopter crashed while it was flying to Russia for maintenance and six crew members, including a Russian navigator, were taken hostage by a group of Taliban.




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