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Ivory Coast military helicopter crash kills five on board

| Updated: September 20, 2021 16:18:44


Ivorian soldiers are seen during the inauguration of a new international academy that will train civilian security experts and military officers in the fight against terrorism in Jacqueville of the country on June 10 this year –Reuters file photo Ivorian soldiers are seen during the inauguration of a new international academy that will train civilian security experts and military officers in the fight against terrorism in Jacqueville of the country on June 10 this year –Reuters file photo

A military helicopter crashed in northern Ivory Coast while on a reconnaissance mission near the border with Burkina Faso, killing all five crew members, the defence ministry said on Friday.

An investigation has been opened to determine the cause of the crash, the ministry said in a statement, reports Reuters.

Ivory Coast's borderlands with Burkina Faso have emerged as hotspots of insecurity in the past year following several attacks by Islamist militants believed to be linked to al Qaeda.

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