October 27, 2015 / 1:30 PM / in 2 years

At least 12 killed in Libyan helicopter crash near Tripoli: security source

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - At least 12 people were killed when a helicopter crashed west of the Libyan capital Tripoli on Monday, a security source said.

The helicopter may have been hit by gunfire before crashing in the coastal area, the source said. It had been carrying cash for a local bank on the way out and was returning with local residents to Tripoli.

Reporting by Ahmed Elumami, writing by Patrick Markey, editing by Angus MacSwan

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