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7 killed as helicopter crashes in Western Sudan

17th July 2012 | 1.216 Views
Khartoum (ANTARA News/Xinhua-OANA) -- Seven soldiers were killed and two others wounded on Monday in a military helicopter crash in Sudan`s western region of Darfur, the Sudanese News Agency (SUNA) reported.

The agency quoted spokesman of the Sudanese army, Colonel Alsoarmi Khaled Saad, as saying that "the helicopter of the Sudanese army crashed due to technical failure, leaving seven soldiers killed and two others wounded, who were receiving medical treatment."

He added that "the military Mi-17 helicopter belonging to the Sudanese army was on an administrative mission in the Hazan Tanjar area in the North Darfur state."