Nigeria military helicopter crashes in restive northeast

November 14, 2014 11:47 AM

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YOLA Nigeria (Reuters) - A Nigerian military helicopter crashed and exploded on Thursday in the northeast region of the country where it is battling Boko Haram Islamist insurgents, witnesses and a security source told Reuters.

The security source in the capital Abuja, said there were some casualties but declined to give further details saying the Nigerian defense ministry would issue a statement later. The incident occurred, however, in an area where there were no immediate reports of combat or of Boko Haram activity.

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