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Shining Path Guerrilla Commander Killed

A Shining Path guerrilla commander believed responsible for an ambush that killed eight policemen in December has died in a shootout with authorities in Peru’s jungle, police said Monday. Hector Aponte was killed Sunday in a jungle hamlet in the Huallaga Valley, Police Gen. Luis Montoya told Canal N television. The valley is a prime coca-producing region where remnants of the guerrilla group protect cocaine traffickers. Montoya said two other guerrillas were captured and that police seized “an abundance of armaments and printed material of the guerrilla group.” Full Story

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