Aboard a Pakistani helicopter that made an emergency landing in Afghanistan, was attended by the Russian. Located by helicopter seven people were taken hostage by the militants of the terrorist group “Taliban” (banned in Russia). It is reported Dunya News, citing sources.
The remaining six people, seized by militants who are citizens of Pakistan.
Pakistani helicopter made an emergency landing on the territory in Afghanistan held by the Taliban on 4 August. As a result, the Taliban took all those present on Board the helicopter, according to Reuters, citing sources.
The helicopter sat in Logar province, near the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Information about the detention of people by the Taliban was confirmed by the representative of the Governor of Logar province. According to him, the helicopter was not shot down, but landed due to a technical failure.
As reported by Khaama Press with reference to member of provincial Council Abdul Wali of Vakil, on Board the helicopter were six people.
According to provincial Governor Salim Saleh, when landing the helicopter caught fire, but passengers were not injured. A local resident reported that the helicopter was set ablaze by the Taliban.