The World : Peruvians Kill 50 Rebels

Peruvian peasants, reportedly exasperated by harassment from Maoist guerrillas of the Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) group, have killed more than 50 guerrillas in northern Peru, a newspaper in Lima reported. The peasants killed the rebels in surprise raids last month on the towns of Churo and Gran Bretan in San Martin state, about 500 miles north of Lima, the capital, the newspaper El Commercio reported. Policemen in Tarapato, a town near the attack sites, confirmed the peasant raid but could provide no additional information.

Copyright © 2019, Los Angeles Times
EDITION: California | U.S. & World
56°