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US soldier killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash

04:35 PM | 28 Oct, 2017
US soldier killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash
KABUL - A US service member has died from wounds suffered during a helicopter crash in Afghanistan’s central Logar province on Friday evening.

Six other US crew members were injured in the crash, according to a statement released on Saturday from NATO Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan. All six injured personnel are now receiving medical treatment, the 1TVNews reported.

The soldier was identified as CW2 Jacob Sims, 36, who served in 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment flying MH-47G.



“We are deeply saddened by the loss of our comrade,” John Nicholson, RS commander said. “On behalf of all of Resolute Support, our heartfelt sympathies go out to the families and friends of our fallen comrade and those injured in this unfortunate event.”

https://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/world/afghan-corps-commander-among-11-dead-in-kabul-helicopter-crash/

According to provincial Afghan officials, the helicopter made an emergency landing and it hit a tree during take-off. It said that the incident happened following an operation in Kharwar district of the province.

Earlier, Taliban had claimed shooting down the aircraft.

The Logar province is located just south of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan.

The writer is a member of the staff.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 19 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72

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