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Myanmar army, rebels trade claims over helicopter crash

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Myanmar's state media said Sunday three army personnel were killed when a helicopter crashed in conflict-torn northern Kachin state, rebutting rebel claims that the aircraft had been shot down. 

A soldier with the Kachin rebels looks out from an outpost on the Laja Yang frontline on September 22, 2012. Myanmar's state media has said three army personnel were killed when a helicopter crashed in conflict-torn northern Kachin state, rebutting rebel claims that the aircraft had been shot down.

The military helicopter was on a "security and administrative mission" on Friday when "engine failure" forced it to make an emergency landing, according to the English-language New Light of Myanmar newspaper.

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