The insider said that after Al-Shabab fighters took control of the chopper, there have been unconfirmed reports that a passenger was shot and killed. The source further stated that two of the passengers are said to have escaped, leaving six more on board being detained by the terrorists. When the helicopter touched down close to a village, it was on a medical mission. On Wednesday, the UN mission in Somalia verified an “aviation incident” involving a helicopter that the UN contracted. The statement read, “Response efforts are under way,” but did not reference al-Shabab. According to the UN source who spoke with the BBC, eight of the passengers were from Europe and various parts of Africa, while one passenger was Somali. The individual who is said to have been slain and the two who were able to flee are among the foreign nationals.