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Tegucigalpa, Honduras — Honduras threatens to cut Managua ties over copter
Honduras says it will break relations with Nicaragua unless it receives a satisfactory explanation for the shooting down of a Honduran military helicopter over Nicaraguan territory.
Honduras said four armed forces members and four civilians died Tuesday when the US-built helicopter was shot down. It said the aircraft was unarmed and blown off course.
Nicaragua's Army was said to have gone on top alert as a result of the incident.