Sudan ‘threatened to shoot UN helicopter’


BBC
August 5, 2011

Sudan threatened to shoot a helicopter trying to evacuate UN peacekeepers wounded by a landmine in the disputed Abyei region, a top UN official says.

Peacekeeping chief Alain Le Roy said the UN spent three hours trying to persuade the government to let the airlift take place.

Three wounded soldiers died while the negotiations were being held, he said.

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