Eight soldiers of the United Nations Blue Helmets on Tuesday, March 29, died in a helicopter crash in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Among the dead were six Pakistani soldiers.
The soldiers, in a Puma helicopter, were on a reconnaissance mission in Congo when the incident happened, confirmed the communication service of the Pakistani army.
The exact cause of the crash is yet to be determined.
Notably, however, the Democratic Republic of Congo national army, FARDC, had early Tuesday accused the M23 rebel movement of having shot down one of two reconnaissance helicopters of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) onboard which were eight Blue Helmets who were members of a United Nations observation team.
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