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Afghan: Helicopter carrying 9 makes emergency landing; all held hostage

Press Trust of India
Apr 23, 2013 at 11:27am IST

Kabul: A helicopter owned by an Afghan company has made an emergency landing in a Taliban-controlled area of eastern Afghanistan, and the terrorists took all nine people who were aboard hostage.

A district administrator in the area says the helicopter landed on Sunday afternoon in strong winds and rain in a village of Logar province, southeast of Kabul and about 30 kilometres from the Pakistan border.

Hamidullah Hamid said on Monday that the Taliban captured all nine aboard the aircraft and took them from the area. He says the crew and passengers are all civilian.

Afghan: Helicopter carrying 9 makes emergency landing

The helicopter landed on Sunday in a village of Logar province, southeast of Kabul and about 30 kilometres from the Pak border.

Logar deputy police chief, Rais Khan Abdul Rahimzai, says the helicopter is owned by the Khaorasan company. He didn't know what cargo it was carrying or where it was heading.

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