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Aid helicopter shot down; 4 die

September 30, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

A food aid helicopter hired by the U.N.-African Union mission in the Darfur region was shot down outside a refugee camp, killing all four crew members, Sudanese police and the United Nations said.

Police Gen. Hashim Ibrahim Fadul Mawla said the helicopter was shot down in the town of Nyala.

The governor of South Darfur, Ali Mahmoud Mohammed, told the Sudan News Agency that witnesses said the helicopter caught fire before hitting the ground.

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