KARACHI, Pakistan 

A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) fighter jet crashed in the capital Islamabad on Wednesday morning, a PAF spokesperson said.

The F-16 aircraft crashed during a rehearsal for the Pakistan Day parade, held annually on March 23.

The jet fell down in Shakarparian, a wooded hilly area on the outskirts of the capital.

The spokesperson did not confirm whether there were any casualties in the accident, but said a board of inquiry has been ordered to determine the cause.

This was the third crash involving a PAF aircraft this year, following two in a week’s time in February.


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