KHARTOUM: Four UN helicopters were been shot at, probably by militias allied to north Sudan, in the disputed central region in Abyei but the crews landed safely, a UN spokeswoman said on Wednesday.
A total of 14 rounds were fired when the helicopters took off on Tuesday, UN spokeswoman Hua Jiang said.
North Sudan had seized Abyei on the weekend, forcing thousands to flee.
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