11 killed in Libyan helicopter crash in Tunisia

The Libyan embassy in Tunisia has denied reports that an Al-Qaeda fighter was aboard a military helicopter that crashed on Friday.

11 killed in Libyan helicopter crash in Tunisia

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Libyan army on Friday confirmed that a military helicopter had crashed in neighboring Tunisia.

The Antonov 26 transport aircraft had crashed in Tunisia at dawn, killing 11 people on board, army spokesman Ali al-Sheikhi told Anadolu Agency.

He said that two injured people, three escorts and six crew members were aboard the helicopter when it crashed.

Embassy charge d'affaires Mokhtar Salem said that two injured civilians, three escorts, one doctor and five crew members were aboard the doomed aircraft.

Earlier, Tunisian Defense Minister spokesman Taoufik Rahmouni said that the aircraft had crashed in Grombalia in eastern Tunisia.

According to the spokesman, a fire broke out aboard the aircraft before losing contacts with the helicopter crew.

The Libyan embassy in Tunisia has denied reports that an Al-Qaeda fighter was aboard a military helicopter that crashed on Friday.

Local Tunisia media had reported that an Al-Qaeda fighter had been aboard the helicopter when it crashed.

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