The Washington Post

U.N. suspends helicopter flights in eastern Congo after attack: A


U.N. helicopter came under heavy fire in eastern Congo, bringing the organizati­on to suspend flights in the conflictri­ddled region, the U.N. said Monday. A helicopter returning from Walikale to the regional capital, Goma, came under attack for 10 minutes last week but was able to land safely, said a statement by the U.N.’S World Food Program. Flights have been suspended on specific routes in the region until the security situation can be reassessed. The helicopter delivers assistance to some of Congo’s most remote areas that are otherwise inaccessib­le because of poor roads or insecurity.

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