Photo: Pakistan Army

Six Pakistani soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash in southwest Pakistan. The military announced this information on Monday. This is the second fatal helicopter crash in the country in a month.

The helicopter crashed near Khost, a small town in Baluchistan province, which borders Afghanistan and Iran.

The military said in a statement, ‘A helicopter crashed yesterday midnight while on a flying mission. Six personnel including two army majors (both pilots) were martyred in the accident.

No details have been released about the cause of the crash or the type of aircraft. The area where the helicopter landed was not affected by recent floods.

In early August, six Pakistani soldiers, including one of the army’s top commanders, were killed when their helicopter crashed during a flood relief operation in Balochistan.

Heavy monsoon rains have caused devastating floods in Pakistan this year, particularly in Sindh and Balochistan provinces.

More than 1600 people died including 323 from Balochistan.

(September 26)