Kabul launches mission to rescue Pakistani crew of chopper

August 11, 2016 10:30 AM

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan's Foreign Ministry says the Afghan government is launching a mission to free the crew of a Pakistani helicopter that crashed inside Afghanistan while flying to Russia earlier this month.

The ministry's spokesman Nafees Zakaria said Thursday that six Pakistanis and a Russian navigator were aboard when the copper went down on Aug. 4. He said Kabul has informed Pakistan that the crew was alive and efforts are being made to rescue them through local tribal elders.

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