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Sudan military helicopter crashes near Ethiopian border

Sudan military helicopter crashes near Ethiopian border
A Sudanese military helicopter loaded with weapons and ammunition crashed Wednesday, shortly after taking off from an airport in an eastern province bordering Ethiopia, officials said.

At least five Sudanese women and a child were killed in an attack Monday inside Sudan by Ethiopian militias, the Sudanese foreign ministry said.Separately, Sudan's foreign ministry said Wednesday that an Ethiopian aircraft has violated the country's airspace.On Tuesday, the spokesman of Ethiopia's foreign ministry Dina Mufti told reporters that Addis Ababa was not looking to engage in fighting with Sudan and "get into a war.Sudan military helicopter crashes near Ethiopian border CAIRO — A Sudanese military helicopter loaded with weapons and ammunition crashed Wednesday, shortly after taking off from an airport in an eastern province bordering Ethiopia, officials said.

The Apache attack helicopter burst into flames after crashing at Wad Zayed airport in the town of al-Showak in al-Qadarif province, but the three-person crew survived the crash, the Sudanese officials said.In the past two months, Sudan's military has deployed troops to the border areas with Ethiopia and said it has reclaimed territories controlled by Ethiopian militias and farmers for many years.

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