Friday, July 28

Two UN Peacekeepers Killed In Mali Helicopter Crash


Two UN peacekeepers were killed yesterday when their helicopter crashed as they were monitoring clashes in northern Mali, their mission said.

UN diplomats confirmed that the attack helicopter and the crew had been supplied by Germany to MINUSMA, the UN mission in Mali.

MINUSMA in a statement said the helicopter came down with the two peacekeepers aboard near
Tabankort, south of the city of Gao.

“Unfortunately both were killed,” it said, adding that the crash was thought to have been the result of a technical failure.

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