12 die as Azeris down helicopter

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The Independent Online
Azeri forces shot down an Armenian helicopter in the region of Shaumian, north-west of Nagorny Karabakh, in Azerbaijan, killing all 12 on board, AFP reports from Yerevan.

Serge Sarkissian, leader of the Karabakh Self-Defence Committee, said the helicopter was evacuating wounded Armenian fighters from the region.