Islamabad, 26 September 2022 (TDI): The Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Pakistan, Khazar Farhadov, expressed his sorrow on the martyrdom of six Army personnel in the helicopter accident in Harnai, Balochistan.

He prayed for the martyrs of the incident and wished them a high status in Heaven. He further expressed his sincerest condolences to the grieving families and people of Pakistan.

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Helicopter crash in Harnai, Balochistan

The ISPR reported that the helicopter crashed in Harnai on Friday night, killing six army men, including two pilots. The helicopter was on a flying mission in Harnai when it crashed.

The accident happened in the Harnai neighborhood, which is 90 miles (150 km) north of Quetta. The martyred include, Major Muhammad Munib Afzal, Major Khurram Shahbaz, Naik Jaleel, Sobedar, Abdul Wahid, Sepoy, Muhammad Imran, and Shoaib.

Earlier, a Pakistan Army aviation helicopter went missing in Balochistan’s Lasbela district. later on, the authorities found the wreckage of it.

The helicopter carried important personalities including Commander 12 Corps Lieutenant General Sarfraz Ali. The military helicopter was engaged in a flood relief operation in Lasbela, reported army media.

DG ISPR, Major General Babar Iftikhar confirmed the report that all six officers and soldiers, including Corps Commander Southern Command, Lt. General Sarfraz Ali, had accepted martyrdom. An investigation, according to the Balochistan government, is in progress.

The Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) and other terrorist organizations have been waging a low-level insurgency in Balochistan for the past 20 years. The administration claims to have put an end to the militancy, but the province has continued to see bloodshed.