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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Two Dutch peacekeepers killed in UN helicopter crash in Mali

RNLAF AH-64 ApacheTwo Dutch United Nations peacekeepers were killed when their Apache attack helicopter crashed in northern Mali, the Dutch military said, calling it an accident.

The helicopter, from the UN's MINUSMA mission, crashed about 20 kilometres (12 miles) from Gao, a source from the city's airport told AFP, adding that two people were injured and subsequently died.

Top Dutch defence commander, General Tom Middendorp, later confirmed the crash at a press conference in The Hague.

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