A military helicopter in Kenya crashed overnight while on patrol in the coastal county of Lamu, killing all crew on board.
The said crash occurred in the Boni forest, an area that straddles the border with Somalia and from where the Somali militant group al-Shabab has staged deadly attacks.
It was unclear how many officer were onboard the helicopter when it crashed. The local media reports that at least eight people died in the incident
“The crew and other military personnel onboard were part of an air surveillance squadron intensifying day and night patrols and surveillance for the on-going Operation Amani Boni,” a statement from.
It added that: “A board of inquiry had been dispatched to the scene in Boni forest to establish the cause of the crash.”