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UN drone crashes in DR Congo

15 January 2014, 15:01

Kinshasa -The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo said one of its new surveillance drones crashed on Wednesday but no one was hurt.

The accident took place around 11:00am local time (0900 GMT) as the drone was landing at the airport in Goma, capital of the troubled North Kivu province, said a source from the MONUSCO mission.

"There were no injuries," the source added.

The UN drone programme was launched on December 3.

The drones, which are unarmed and exclusively equipped for reconnaissance flights, are intended to help the UN watch over North Kivu, a mineral-rich province prey to dozens of armed movements, which troops have been ordered to neutralise, including by force.


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