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Two majors among six martyred in Balochistan helicopter crash

RAWALPINDI: A Pakistani army helicopter crashed during a flying mission near Khost, Harnai Balochistan late last night.

According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), all six personnel on board including two pilots have embraced martyrdom in the incident.

Those who embraced martyrdom include: Maj Muhammad Muneeb Afzal – Pilot, Maj Khurram Shahzad – Pilot, Naik Jalil – Crew, Subedar Abdul Wahid, Sepoy Muhamad Imran, Sepoy Shoaib

Major Khurram Shahzad was 39 years old and a resident of Attock. He is survived by a daughter.

Major Muhammad Muneeb Afzal a resident of Rawalpindi was 30 years old. He is survived by two sons

The 44 years old Subedar Abdul Wahid was a resident of Village Sabir Abad, Karak. He was survived by four children including three sons and a daughter

Sepoy Muhammad Imran, 27, was a resident of Makhdoompur, Khanewal. He is survived by two daughters and a son.

The 30-year-old crew member, Naik Jalil Age was a resident of Village Bhutta, Lohara, Tehsil Kharian, District Gujrat. He is survived by two sons.

The 35-year-old Sepoy Shoaib was a resident of Village Khatarphatti, PO Syeeda Teh Jhand, District Attock. He is survived by a son.

Earlier last month, all six officers and soldier, including Lt General Sarfraz Ali,Corps Commander Quetta  embraced Shahadat in a helicopter crash during flood operation in Balochistan. The wreckage of the unfortunate helicopter was found in Lasbela district. The accident was occurred due to bad weather as per initial investigations.

Raja Furqan Ahmed

Raja Furqan Ahmed is the News Editor of The Pakistan Daily.

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