Turkey Helicopter crashed killing nine soldiers on board, four injured

Mar 05 2021 04:09 PM
Turkey Helicopter crashed killing nine soldiers on board, four injured

On Thursday, a heart wrenching incident reported from Turkey. In eastern Turkey, a military helicopter crashed killing nine soldiers on board and injuring four others, the country's Defense Ministry said. For your information let us share that the helicopter crashed in the town of Tatvan, in the predominantly Kurdish-populated Bitlis province. It wasn't immediately clear what caused the crash.

As per reported it is find that the location is in an area where Turkish troops have been combating militants of the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). The conflict has killed tens of thousands of people since 1984. The PKK is considered to be a terrorist group by the United States and the European Union. The Cougar-type helicopter was on its way to Tatvan from the nearby province of Bingol when it disappeared from radar at 2:25 pm local time, the ministry said. The injured soldiers were being evacuated to hospitals.

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