Choppers crash in DRC
KINSHASA: Two military helicopters crashed in a strife-torn part of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo with at least four crew members on board, authorities said yesterday.
Government spokesman Lambert Mende said it was not clear what brought down the helicopters on Friday in North Kivu province near the borders with Rwanda and Uganda.
UN-sponsored Radio Okapi cited military sources as saying the helicopters crashed while pursuing fighters from the former Congolese rebel group M23.
Reports of a possible M23 revival by former fighters held in camps in Uganda and Rwanda have surged. – Reuters