Video shows Colombian Army Black Hawk helicopter exploding after landing in a minefield

Warning: Graphic video shows Black Hawk helicopter exploding.

On Jun. 22, a Colombian Army Black Hawk helicopter exploded in a rural area of Teorama municipality.

Out of the 15 soldiers on board the UH-60L chopper, four were killed and six wounded after the Black Hawk landed in a minefield reportedly laid by FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) group.

According to the information released by local media the helicopter belonged to the Army’s 33rd Mobile Brigade.

 

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  1. The FARC was founded in 1964. Since then over 220000 people died and more then 5 million people were uprooted. even with a multi-billion “black budget” from the usa using nsa and cia resources to murder the FARC leaders, the war in the jungle drags an. FARC still has between 8000 and 10000 fighters.

    read more on covert war in colombia:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/investigative/2013/12/21/covert-action-in-colombia/

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/investigative/colombia/images/w-FARC-982-web.jpg

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