Long War Journal: Taliban claims it shot down Pakistani helicopter, displays SAM-7

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan claimed it shot down a Pakistani Army helicopter that was transporting foreign diplomats in the northern part of the country yesterday, and released a video showing its fighters training on a SAM-7 anti-aircraft missile to support its claim. The Pakistani government has vehemently denied the aircraft was shot down, and has stated that it crashed due to engine failure.

The Pakistani Army Mi-17 was part of a convoy of three helicopters that were transporting foreign diplomatic personnel to the opening of a ski resort in the Naltar Valley in Gilgit-Baltistan in northern Pakistan. Seven people, including the ambassadors of Norway and the Philippines, the wives of the ambassador of Indonesia and the High Commissioner of Malaysia, the two Army helicopter pilots, and a crew member were killed in the crash. Several other foreign dignitaries were injured in the crash.

More News On Taliban Claims That They Downed The Pakistan Helicopter That Was Carrying Foreign Diplomats

Video: Taliban downed Pakistan helicopter carrying diplomats -- AP
Taliban release video which they claim proves they shot down Pakistani helicopter and killed foreign diplomats -- Daily Mail
Pakistan Taliban releases video of SAM-7; warns of more such attacks -- Indian Express
Taliban Releases Video of Missile Launcher It Says was Used to Shoot Down Pak Army Chopper -- NDTV
Taliban Missile Allegedly Downed Pakistan Helicopter With Foreigners Aboard -- Sputnik

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