Two UN Peacekeepers Killed In Mali Helicopter Crash

By 08:16 Thu, 27 Jul 2017 Comments

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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