Middle East

Israel helicopter crash kills two

Israeli AH-1 Cobra helicopter, file picture, 1992
Image caption AH-1 Cobra helicopters have been in service in Israel since the 1970s

An Israeli attack helicopter has crashed in southern Israel, killing its two pilots, the Israeli military says.

The AH-1 Cobra helicopter was on a routine training mission from the Palmahim airbase when it crashed. The cause of the accident is not yet known.

"The remains of the helicopter were discovered and no survivors were found," the military said.

All Israel's AH-1 Cobra helicopters have been grounded pending an investigation.

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