4 Colombian soldiers killed when Black Hawk helicopter lands in minefield planted by rebels

June 22, 2015 10:36 PM

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BOGOTA, Colombia – Four Colombian soldiers died and their Black Hawk helicopter was destroyed when the aircraft landed in a minefield planted by leftist rebels in northeastern Colombia.

The soldiers were traveling to the rebel-dominated Catatumbo region on Monday to escort workers repairing an oil pipeline damaged by a recent bombing by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

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