US delivers four MI-17 cargo helicopters to Pakistan

June 11th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, June 11 (ANI): The United States has handed over four MI-17 cargo helicopters to the Pakistan Army to facilitate its counter-terrorism operation.

“On a request by the Government of Pakistan, the United States delivered four MI-17 cargo helicopters to the Pakistani Army,” US embassy spokesman Lou Finor said here.

Meanwhile, US Consulate personnel in Peshawar have been instructed to limit their movements until further notice.

The notice has been issued following the Pearl Continental bombing in Peshawar.

The United Nations (UN) has also cancelled its activities in Peshawar after Tuesday’s blast that killed 16 people, including some foreigners.

“The UN World Food Programme was working on the supply of food to the affected people of Malakand and Swat, and three employees of the programme were staying at the hotel at the time of the blast. All three had been killed,” said a UN spokesman.

Two employees, including a woman officer of the UNICEF and the UN refugee agency were also killed in the blast, The Daily Times reports. (ANI)

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