Peru investigates death of 9-year-old during rescue operation

0

On Wednesday more details emerged surrounding the rescue of three children from the jungle area known as the VRAEM, as well as questions surrounding the children’s alleged terrorist training, El Comercio reported.

Earlier this week, local media had reported that Peru’s armed forces had rescued three children from a terrorist training camp in district in Huancayo, Junín.

According to Santo Domingo de Acombamba’s district mayor Jorge Aparicio Camarena, a 9-year old girl was killed during the military rescue.

Aparicio said a bullet had fatally wounded the 9-year old while she was in her home.

Furthermore, the mayor said the Shining Path had not kidnapped the children.

“Mr. Cesar Caso, who is the child’s father, and father of the children who were rescued, are ordinary people,” Aparicio said to RPP.

The mayor added that Caso, and the other children’s parents were on their way to Lima, with documentation that proved the children attended school, and were also beneficiaries of the Vaso de Leche feeding program.

The rescue, Aparicio said, was “probably a mistake.”

 

On Wednesday more details emerged surrounding the rescue of three children from the jungle area known as the VRAEM, as well as questions surrounding the children’s alleged terrorist training.

Comments

comments