The jet crashed near Attock, a town about 70 kilometers west of Islamabad.—File photo

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's air force says one of its fighter jets has crashed during a training mission because of a technical problem and that the pilot was killed in the crash.

The air force says in a written statement that the jet crashed on Monday near Attock, a town about 40 miles (70 kilometers) west of the capital, Islamabad.

No other casualties or property damage has been reported. The air force says it has opened up an investigation into the crash.

Pakistan's air force has a fleet of Chinese aircraft, including F-7PGs and A-5s, plus US-built F-16s and French Mirages. It recently acquired medium-tech JF-17 or Thunder jets, manufactured jointly by China and Pakistan.

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