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The wounded soldiers were taken to hospital with a helicopter. AA photo

The wounded soldiers were taken to hospital with a helicopter. AA photo

A military helicopter crashed on Sunday in southeast Turkey where troops are fighting Kurdish militants, killing five soldiers on board, an official said. Seven other soldiers were injured.

The helicopter crashed in Hakkari province, near the border with Iraq, Gov. Orhan Alimoglu told the state-run Anadolu agency.

Alimoglu blamed the crash on an unspecified technical fault.

State-run TRT television said the helicopter was on a troop rotating mission and crashed shortly after taking off from a military outpost in Hakkari.

July/22/2012

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Diederik Den Ouden

7/24/2012 12:22:01 AM

To ashamed of saying the PKK shot down the heli by the army? As for the soldiers, rest in peace! Poor victims of AKP's Campaign program.

john albay

7/22/2012 10:29:28 PM

may our brave soldiers rest in peace and the wounded soon recover their health.Thank you to all out brave soldiers for defending us against the evil murdering PKK, may they all rot in hell!

Jack Jones

7/22/2012 10:07:44 PM

Sorry to hear.
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