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Peru: soldiers injured after clash with drug-traffickers in Cusco province

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Peruvian armed forces clashed with drug traffickers on Wednesday in the district of Vilcabamba, in the province of La Convención, in Cusco.

According to local radio RPP, a group of residents witnessed the clash just outside the town of Yuveni.

Four soldiers were wounded during the clash, and taken to a nearby health center, RPP said.

Fedia Castro, mayor of La Convención, said the drug traffickers had started the shootout.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Peruvian armed forces clashed with drug traffickers on Wednesday in the district of Vilcabamba, in the province of La Convención, in Cusco.

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