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Military helicopter crashes in Tunisia, kills 3

October 6, 2021 at 1:59 pm

Tunisian army special forces [FETHI BELAID/AFP via Getty Images]

A military helicopter crashed in Gabes, in south-eastern Tunisia, killing three soldiers, state media said yesterday.

According to Reuters, the incident happened during a military exercise at night, the state news agency said, citing a Ministry of Defence spokesperson.

“A military-technical team was sent to the scene to determine the causes of the crash,” the spokesperson was quoted as saying.

Military accidents are rare in Tunisia, the most recent crash took place last year with a pilot dying. In 2018, two soldiers were killed when a training plane crashed in the city of Sfax, eastern Tunisia.

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