Thursday, April 19, 2007

Peruvian police forces capture Shining Path Leader

(JP-wb) — Peruvian anti-terrorism agents in the northern Peruvian city of Chiclayo on Tuesday captured Armando Crisanto Asencio (37), a long-time member of the maoist insurgency group Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path). Judicial authorities accuse him of participating in a series of attacks, among them an ambush of a police patrol near Piura in 1993 in which 19 police officers and one civilian were killed.


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