Taliban Allegedly Use Russian SAM-7B Anti-Aircraft MissileTo Hit Pakistani Helicopter

  • Our Bureau
  • 10:21 AM, May 11, 2015
  • 5774
Taliban Allegedly Use Russian SAM-7B Anti-Aircraft MissileTo Hit Pakistani Helicopter
Pakistan Helicopter Crash (Photo:India Online)

Pakistani Taliban on Sunday released a video showing a Russian surface-to-Air Missile (SAM-7B) allegedly used to down Mi-17 army helicopter in PoK that killed seven including two ambassadors.

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed that the chopper was turning due to which the missile hit the tail rotor of the helicopter so it did not get destroyed fully in the air.

The written message during the video claimed that the missile was fired from a distance of 3 kilometers to down the helicopter on Friday. The Russian SAM-7 Model or SAM-7 B can hit a target up to a distance of 3 kilometres.

Norwegian envoy Leif H Larsen and Domingo D Lucenario Jr of the Philippines were killed along with the wives of the Malaysian and Indonesian ambassadors, besides two army pilots and a Pakistani crew member after the helicopter crashed.

The Taliban had claimed responsibility for the downing of the chopper and said premier Nawaz Sharif was their target. “The helicopter was shot down by an anti-aircraft missile, killing pilots and many foreign ambassadors,” TTP’s main spokesman Muhammad Khorasani had claimed after the crash.

Pakistan Army, however, ruled out the possibility of any terrorist or subversive activity in the crash and said the chopper crashed due to a technical fault while landing.

Pakistani Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry yesterday rejected the Taliban claim, saying initial probe showed engine failure caused the mishap.

Also Read

Pakistan’s MI-17 Helicopter Crashes Killing Foreign Ambassadors

May 8, 2015 @ 12:36 PM

China To Deliver 50 JF-17 Thunder Multirole Fighters To Pakistan In 3

April 24, 2015 @ 12:58 PM

Pakistan Likely To Opt For South Korean T-50 Trainers

April 20, 2015 @ 11:12 AM

Pakistan Successfully Launches Nuclear Capable Ballistic Ghauri Missile

April 16, 2015 @ 12:33 PM

US Approves Viper Attack Helos, HellFire Missile Sale To Pakistan

April 7, 2015 @ 12:56 PM

Second US Drone Strike on Taliban in Pakistan

October 17, 2017 @ 02:02 PM

Serbia To Sell 282 Modernized T-55 Tanks To Pakistan

June 29, 2015 @ 09:40 AM

Pakistan To Finalize Russian Mi-35 Helicopter Purchase

June 18, 2015 @ 11:03 AM

Pakistan Inducts Chinese Air Defense Missile System

May 15, 2015 @ 03:03 PM

HeliWhale To Present ‘Bottlenose Dolphin’ At HeliRussia 2015

May 12, 2015 @ 01:02 PM

Russia Deploys Fighter Bombers Su-34 And Su-27P In Crimea And Rostov Regions...

May 12, 2015 @ 12:34 PM