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U.N. chopper crashes in eastern Congo, 8 peacekeepers killed, army blames rebels

U.N. chopper crashes in eastern Congo, 8 peacekeepers killed, army blames rebels

STANIS BUJAKERA and FISTON MAHAMBA EIGHT peacekeepers were killed when a U.N. helicopter crashed in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo amid rebel fighting, the United Nations said. The bodies of the peacekeepers have been taken to Goma and an investigation was underway into the circumstances of the crash, the United Nations said in a statement. They included six crew members from the Pakistani military and two military personnel - one from Russia and one from Serbia, the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo, known as MONUSCO, said in a statement. Pakistan's army said that all eight people had died, and…
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