Kenya: Ugandan Helicopters Go Missing

EDS NOTE GRAPHIC CONTENT Kenyan police inspect the area of the helicopter wreckage after it crashed in Ngong forest, on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya, Sunday, June 10, 2012. Kenyan police say Sunday June 10, 2012, cabinet minister George Saitoti, who once served as Kenya’s vice president, was one of seven people killed in a helicopter crash on the outskirts of Nairobi. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

Kenyan officials say search teams are looking for three Ugandan military helicopters that went missing in central Kenya.

Bad weather is hampering rescue efforts in the Mount Kenya area, but officials say the pilot of one of the helicopters has made radio contact.

The helicopters are part of a force Uganda is sending to bolster African Union peacekeepers in Somalia, who are battling al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab rebels.

A fourth helicopter landed safely at a Kenyan military base in the northern town of Garissa.

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