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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-02-08 01:21 PM
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15. Peru interior minister: deadly attack on police station not sign of new insurgency group
Posted on November, 6 at 7:35 pm

Interior Minister Luis Alva Castro rejected claims that a new insurgency is responsible for the attack on an Ocobamba police station in Perus southern Apurmac department ...

Officers at the station said 70 to 80 people attacked them on November 1, killing police Lt. Colonel Hctor Zegarra, and wounding three others. Authorities maintained the attack was orchestrated by drug traffickers trying to recuperate 180 pounds of cocaine paste confiscated days earlier.

... sociologist Jaime Antezana ... said the attack has less to do with recuperating cocaine paste and more with a new internal armed conflict and resurgence of Shining Path activity in Peru ... He added that drug barons who finance the drug trade should be the main concern, not the Shining Path ...

http://www.peruviantimes.com/peru-interior-minister-dea...
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