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Pakistan helicopter pilots die in crash

A Pakistani army helicopter has crashed in bad weather in the Pakistan-administered section of the disputed Kashmir region, killing the two pilots on board.

The helicopter went down on the Siachen glacier, one of the world’s longest mountain glaciers, located in the Karakoram range, according to a statement from the military.

It is often referred to as the “highest battleground on Earth” because of the wars that Pakistan and India have fought over the Himalayan region of Kashmir.

Rescue helicopters and troops have been dispatched to Siachen, the military said

Siachen is known for tragedies, a desolate place where more troops have died from avalanches or bitter cold than in combat.

Since gaining independence from Britain in 1947, Pakistan and India have fought two of their three wars over Kashmir.

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