South Sudan army ‘shoots down UN helicopter’

The UN says a helicopter from its peacekeeping mission in South Sudan has been shot down by the army, killing all four crew, believed to be Russians.

A spokesman said the aircraft was shot down while on a reconnaissance mission in eastern Jonglei state.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned the attack on the “clearly marked” helicopter.

However, South Sudan’s minister of information told the BBC that the cause of the incident was not clear.

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