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Eight UN Soldiers die in Helicopter crash in Congo



Eight UN peacekeepers have been killed in a helicopter crash in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a Pakistani military source has confirmed.

Although the cause of the accident has not been identified, sources say the 1-PUMA plane crashed while on patrol.

The statement said six of those killed in the crash were Pakistani soldiers involved in a UN peacekeeping operation in Congo.

Earlier, MUNUSCO announced that a helicopter had gone missing on Tuesday morning while patrolling the area where M23 rebels are fighting in eastern Congo.

The M23 has been waging an insurgency in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo for more than a decade, but was overthrown by government forces in 2013, before the group resumed its attacks earlier this month. last November.