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United Nations helicopter shot down in South Sudan, 3 killed

  • Three people were killed on Tuesday, August 26, when a United Nations helicopter was allegedly shot down by rebels in South Sudan.

    The Mi-8 cargo aircraft came down in the rural belt near Bentiu, reports said. The crew of the helicopter were reported to be Russian nationals.

    Last week, Peter Gadet, a local rebel chief, had warned the United Nations to stop flying over his area. According to some reports, Gadet’s men may have targeted the helicopter.

     

     

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