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Army chopper shot down in city where Osama killed

An army helicopter was shot down early Monday morning in Pakistan's Abbotabad city where Al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden was killed, a media report said.

world Updated: May 04, 2011 10:50 IST
IANS
Hindustantimes

An army helicopter was shot down early Monday morning in Pakistan's Abbotabad city where al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden was killed, a media report said.

Geo TV quoted sources as saying that the chopper crashed on PMA Kakul road in the early hours of Monday.

One person was killed and two injured in the incident.

Media reports did not indicate whether the helicopter was gunned down during a special operation to kill Osama bin Laden.

Eyewitnesses cited by Xinhua said heavy firing was heard before the helicopter fell.

It is not known how many people were aboard the chopper which is reportedly capable of carrying eight to 10 people.

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