Libya helicopter crash ‘kills 12’ west of Tripoli
At least 12 people have died in a helicopter crash west of the Libyan capital Tripoli, security sources say.
A militia spokesman told the BBC the helicopter was “shot down” in the Al-Maya coastal region, which has seen clashes between rival militias.
The helicopter had been carrying cash for a local bank on the way out and was returning with passengers to Tripoli.
Local media say the dead may include high-ranking militia members. Bank workers were also reportedly on board.
The civilian bank staff were from the town of Surman, the militia spokesman said.