Unidentified group shoot down military helicopter in northern Iraq

The helicopter was carrying out a security mission between the city of Kirkuk and Salahuddin province in the early morning.

Unidentified group shoot down military helicopter in northern Iraq

World Bulletin / News Desk

Unidentified armed group shot down a military helicopter in northern Iraq on Wednesday, killing all four crew members, police sources said.

The helicopter was carrying out a security mission between the city of Kirkuk and Salahuddin province in the early morning when it came under heavy fire and crashed in western Baiji, 180 km (112 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

It is the second helicopter to be downed in the area in recent weeks.

It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack.

In a separate incident, three people were killed when a roadside bomb blew up at the entrance to a small market in Nahrawan, 30 km southeast of Baghdad, police said.

The United Nations Mission in Iraq said nearly 900 civilians were killed across Iraq in September, raising the death toll so far this year to well above the total for 2013.

Last Mod: 02 Ekim 2013, 13:17
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