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14 dead in Azerbaijan military helicopter crash

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 30th November, 2021 08:57:54 PM
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14 dead in Azerbaijan military helicopter crash

Fourteen people died Tuesday in an Azerbaijani military helicopter crash which went down in the east of the Caucasus country during a training flight, officials said, AFP reported.

"Fourteen people died and two more were wounded as a result of a state border service helicopter crash," the ex-Soviet republic's frontier guard said in a statement.

It said all of the victims were military servicemen.

The incident came two weeks after Azerbaijan and neighbouring Armenia engaged in the worst fighting along their shared border since going to war last year over the contested Nagorno-Karabakh region.

The six-week war claimed more than 6,500 lives and ended in November 2020 with a Russian-brokered ceasefire.