22 killed as Ugandan Army helicopters crash in East Congo


AT least 22 people were killed when two Ugandan military helicopters crashed in east Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday, a Congo army spokesman who did not wish to be named told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Uganda sent troops to its central African neighbour in December to help fight a violent rebel group known as the Allied Democratic Forces.

“The [Uganda People’s Defence Force] have not yet told us the circumstances of the crash,” the spokesman said without providing further detail.