Peru’s Humala: High-ranking Shining Path leader killed during clash

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President Ollanta Humala announced Wednesday morning that high-ranking Shining Path member ‘Comrade Williams’ had been killed during a clash between Peruvian armed forces and remnants of the terrorist group.

Speaking to local radio RPP, President Humala said the clash occurred at 8:45 am on Wednesday, in the Llochegua area, in the province of Huanta, in Ayacucho.

‘Williams’, Humala said, was the Shining Path’s fourth highest-ranking member, and had been responsible for several attacks.

“He was responsible for attacks on the bases in Mazangaro, in Pangoa, and in the ambush of a military patrol in Sanabamba, which killed 14 army officers,” the president said, according to RPP.

During statements to the press, Humala said ‘Williams’ had been a member of the terrorist organization for the past 22 years, and was around 43 years of age.

The president said highlighted the intelligence work carried out by the country’s armed forces and police, and said the terrorist leader’s death was a “serious blow” to the Shining Path.

 

President Ollanta Humala announced Wednesday morning that high-ranking Shining Path member ‘Comrade Williams’ had been killed during by members of the Peruvian armed forces.

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