9 killed in army helicopter crash in eastern Turkey News Staff

ANKARA, Turkey — A military helicopter crashed in eastern Turkey on Thursday, killing nine soldiers on board and injuring four others, the Defence Ministry said.

The helicopter crashed in the town of Tatvan, in the predominantly Kurdish-populated Bitlis province. It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the crash.

The Cougar type helicopter was on its way to Tatvan from the nearby province of Bingol when it disappeared from radar at 2:25 pm (1125 GMT), the ministry said. The injured soldiers were being evacuated to hospitals, it added.

The Associated Press

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