Bodies of ambassadors, diplomats' wives and crew from Pakistan helicopter crash reach capital

State-run Pakistani television says the bodies of the ambassadors to Pakistan from the Philippines and Norway and the wives of the ambassadors from Malaysia and Indonesia have arrived at a military base near the capital, Islamabad.

Pakistan Television says the bodies, and those of three Pakistani crew members, were flown to the military base near Islamabad on Saturday.

The dead were killed Friday when Pakistani army helicopter carrying them made a crash landing in the country's north.

Pakistan says a technical failure caused the crash. The Pakistani Talban issued a statement claiming they had shot down the helicopter with an anti-aircraft missile, something the government later dismissed as an opportunistic attempt to take responsibility for such a high-profile incident.

Pakistan has declared Saturday a day of national mourning.