EFE reports co-pilot of peruvian police helicopter killed and three others injured during ground fire attack in Cuzco

Posted on April 25, 2012 • Filed under: Latin America, Tourists Attacked

According to EFE, the co-pilot of a Peruvian police helicopter was killed and three other persons aboard the chopper injured on Thursday (April 12) wounded when unknown assailants fired on the chopper, causing it to land in the Alto Kepashiato. When it took on ground fire, the helicopter was searching for 43 employees of Coga and Skansa, (all of whom work on the Camisea natural gas project), who were abducted by an obscure militant cell of the terror group, Sendero Luminoso (“Shining Path”). The mass hostage-taking occurred in the jungles of southeastern Perú’s Cuzco region. Read article

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