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South Sudan's armed forces shot down a U.N. helicopter on Friday killing all four crew members on board, the United Nations said.
U.N. observers came under fire Thursday as they tried to reach the site of the latest reported mass killing in Syria — about 80 people, including women and children who were shot or stabbed. The deaths added urgency to diplomatic efforts to end the escalating bloodshed.
Unarmed U.N. monitors came under fire Thursday, as they tried to reach the scene of the latest mass killing in Syria, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. Activists accused government forces of killing nearly 80 people, including women and children who were shot, hacked to death and burned in their homes.
A U.N. vehicle was shot up at a busy traffic circle in Afghanistan's capital Tuesday, and at least one person was wounded, witnesses said.
Kieran Dwyer, spokesman for the U.N. peacekeeping department, told AP: "It's extremely concerning that a U.N. helicopter appears to have been shot down by the host country's army, and the investigation has to get to the bottom of it."
By nightfall, the U.N. observers had not managed to visit the village, said spokesman Kieran Dwyer.