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Pakistan army helicopter crash stirs rumors, spotlights insurgency

Experts link increased Baloch militant activity to destabilization in Afghanistan

A Pakistan military helicopter: A recent crash has turned a spotlight on separatist insurgents in Balochistan, though experts question their claims that they shot the aircraft down.   © Reuters

ISLAMABAD -- A recent crash of a Pakistani military helicopter in the restive Balochistan Province has stirred the rumor mill and raised questions about the capabilities of increasingly active separatist insurgents.

On Sunday night, a military helicopter carrying six personnel including two officers went down in the district of Harnai, to the east of Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan.

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