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Military Helicopter Crashes, Five Dead



A military helicopter crashed in northern Ivory Coast while on a reconnaissance mission near the border with Burkina Faso.

News Direct gathered that all the five crew members died.

An investigation has been opened to determine the cause of the crash, the ministry said.

The army in northern Ivory Coast has faced several attacks by suspected jihadists, especially on the border with Burkina Faso. Last June, two soldiers and a gendarme died in the Togolokaye region, after having run over an explosive device.

Fourteen soldiers were killed in June 2020 in an attack at Kafolo and in the same locality, three other soldiers were killed last March.

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