A REBEL commander who warned the U.N. not to fly over his territory shot down a U.N. helicopter Tuesday in rural South Sudan, charged a spokesman for a state governor.
The U.N. confirmed that 3 people died and 1 survived when one of its helicopters crashed. The U.N. said it is investigating the cause.
The U.N. mission said that an Mi-8 cargo helicopter crashed near Bentiu, a hotly contested area between the government and rebel fighters. The U.N. said it was deeply concerned about the fate of its crew and that a search and rescue team had been sent to the site. Continue reading UN Helicopter Shot Down in South Sudan→