12 soldiers killed in Pakistan helicopter crash

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Islamabad, Aug 6 (IANS) At least 12 soldiers were killed on Thursday when an army chopper crashed in Pakistan, officials said.

The accident took place in Mansehra district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province when a helicopter of the Army Medical Corps crashed due to “rough weather”, state-run Radio Pakistan reported.

The helicopter was on its way from Rawalpindi to Gilgit, the officials said.