Iraq Mi-17
[Representational Image] Nine people were killed when a Iraqi helicopter crashed south of Baghdad on Tuesday. Picture: An MI-17 Hip helicopter (L) from the Iraqi Air Force and a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter (R) during a joint air assault training mission around Camp Taji in Baghdad Oct. 17, 2009.Reuters

At least nine people were reportedly killed when an Iraqi military helicopter crashed south of Baghdad on Tuesday.

The Russian-made chopper crashed due to "technical problem," Agence France-Presse quoted officers as saying.

The deceased include two officers and seven non-commissioned officers.

"A military helicopter of the Mi-17 type crashed because of a technical problem," army Brigadier General Yahya Rasool told AFP.


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