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Nigeria air force helicopter crashes in restive region

Nigerian soldiers patrol in the north of Borno state close to a Islamist extremist group Boko Haram former camp on June 5, 2013 near MaiduguriA Nigerian helicopter crashed on Monday in an area where the military is battling Boko Haram Islamists, killing two of the three people on board, a statement said, but there was no indication the chopper was shot down by insurgents. “One of the pilots of the crashed Nigerian Air Force Mi-35 Helicopter on a training mission… has been recovered alive while the second one as well as the technician on board the 3-member crew flight died in the crash,” defence spokesman Chris Olukolade said. Nigeria has been waging an offensive in the northeast since May last year aimed at crushing the Boko Haram insurgency. The operation has been criticised as failing to significantly weaken Boko Haram, with the group relentlessly targeting civilians and the security forces across the region.

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