World Bulletin / News Desk
An Iraqi attack helicopter crashed in southern Iraq on Sunday, killing seven people on board, according to Iraq’s Defense Ministry.
The M17 helicopter was on a training mission when it crashed in Al-Shorjh area in Wasit province, the ministry said in a statement.
Army 1st Lt. Hakim al-Assadi said two pilots and five military personnel were killed in the crash.
The cause of the crash remains unknown, but al-Assadi suggested that a technical failure might be behind the incident.
Last year, a military helicopter crashed in Wasit province, killing two people.
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