New Delhi: A day after a Pakistani government helicopter crash-landed in Logar province of Afghanistan with passengers and crew members on board, there are unconfirmed reports of Afghanistan’s Taliban holding crew of the Pakistani chopper.

Reports also say that the Afghanistan Taliban has demanded to trade the crew in exchange for Mullah Baradar who was arrested by Pakistan in 2010.

At least 7 retired Pakistani personnel were on board the helicopter that crashed in Logar province, near Afghanistan’s border with Pakistan.

“An Mi-17 transport helicopter belonging to the Punjab government was scheduled to fly to Russia for repair. We think the same chopper crash-landed in Logar,” Akhtar Munir, a spokesman for the Pakistani embassy in Kabul, spokesman told news agency AFP.

The helicopter caught fire when it had crashed yesterday, however, there were unconfirmed reports that the chopper was set on fire by the Taliban. 



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