Daily EnGRAWALPINDI: A lieutenant colonel of the Pakistan Army was martyred after a military chopper crashed near Tarbela on Monday, said the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The ISPR in a statement said that an MI-17 helicopter of the Pakistan Army crashed near Tarbela, resulting in the martyrdom of an officer identified as Lt Col Tauqeer.

The MI-17 chopper of the army’s Aviation Wing was on a routine flight, it added.

The reason of crash is yet to be identified.