At first, authorities though it was an accident. However, local heard a shooting before the crash A Colombian Army Black Hawk helicopter crashed in a mountainous region of northern Colombia, killing all 23 officers, soldiers and crewmen aboard last Thursday. The helicopter crashed at around 6:30 am (1130 GMT) as troops from the army's elite Rapid Deployment Force were carrying out an anti-guerrilla offensive near the town of Curumani, in the mountainous Cesar province, some 700 kilometers (435 miles) north of Bogota.
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