According to reports, six soldiers died when a Pakistani Army helicopter crashed during a flight operation close to the Balochistan region of Khost.
Initial reports state that the martyrs include a Naik, two majors, and three commandos from the Special Service Group (SSG).
The martyrs, according to a tweet by Pakistani journalist Mughees Ali, are Major Muneeb, Major Khurram Shahzad, Subedar Wahid, Naik Jalil, Sepoy Imran, and Sepoy Shoaib.
🚨Breaking News/ ISPR— Mughees Ali (@mugheesali81) September 26, 2022
A Pakistani army helicopter crashed lduring flying mission near Khost , Harnai Balochistan late last night . All 6 personnel on board including 2 pilots have embraced shahadat
Maj Muhammad Muneeb Afzal Pilot
Maj Khurram Shahzad Pilot
Keep in mind that the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has not yet issued a formal statement regarding the incident. The nation is with the martyrs and their families, the Prime Minister (PM), Shehbaz Sharif, said on Twitter as he expressed his sorrow over the tragedy.
ہرنائی بلوچستان میں پاک فوج کے ہیلی کاپٹر کے حادثے میں 2 پائلٹس سمیت 6 فوجی اہلکاروں کی شہادت پر دل شدید دکھی اور رنجیدہ ہے۔اللہ تعالی سے دعا ہے کہ وہ شہداء کو جنت الفردوس میں جگہ عطا فرمائے اور ان کے لواحقین کو صبر جمیل دے۔ پوری قوم غمزدہ خاندانوں کے دکھ میں شریک ہے۔— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) September 26, 2022
When a Pakistan Army helicopter carrying senior officials vanished in Balochistan last month, it was a similar incident. Six Army personnel, including Lt. Gen. Sarfraz Ali, were later found dead while working to relieve flood victims.