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6 Dead in Attack on Helicopter in Colombia

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Colombian officials say armed men have killed four police and two other people while robbing a cash shipment that had just arrived by helicopter.

Venezuelan helicopters take off from the airstrip at the airport in San Jose del Guaviare in southern Colombia, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008, to pick up two women who were kidnapped by rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, more than six years ago. (AP Photo/William Fernando Martinez)

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Colombian officials say armed men have
killed four police and two other people while robbing a cash shipment that had just arrived by helicopter.

Cauca region Gov. Guillermo Gonzalez says the civilian aircraft landed Tuesday on a soccer field used as a landing pad in the city of Caloto to deliver the money.

After the helicopter was unloaded and took off, robbers opened fire from nearby underbrush.

Gonzalez says the gunfire killed the officers and an employee of state bank Banco Agrario who received the money.

Doctors said a 31-year-old woman passing by was also shot in the head.

She died later at a hospital.

There were no arrests.

Banco Agrario spokeswoman Nora Solorzano did not know how much
money the robbers took.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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