Punjab govt’s helicopter crash lands in Afghanistan; Taliban set it on fire, take crew hostage


news54sf45f54ISLAMABAD: A Punjab government Mi-17 helicopter crash landed on Thursday in Afghanistan’s Logar province where Taliban insurgents took the crew hostage before setting the helicopter on fire.
Local Media reported the helicopter had seven people onboard at the time of the incident, and was on its way for maintenance to Uzbekistan.
Quoting spokesman for Logar province’s governor, it said that the helicopter crashed in the Mati area of Azra district.

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