Military Official Says 26 Pakistani Troops Killed in Helicopter Crash

A military official says 26 security personnel have been killed in a helicopter crash in northwestern Pakistan.

The official says the incident took place Friday and that a technical fault was to blame.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information to the media.

Earlier, Pakistan's army spokesman Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas said a helicopter had crashed in the northwest, but gave no details on casualties.