UPDATE, Five Soldiers Dead in Cusco, Peru Day of Elections

Posted on June 5, 2011 • Filed under: Conflicts, Peru, Police/Military Activity, Shining Path, Terrorism

RPP.com reports that severe injuries have contributed to the death of two more soldiers on the eve of the presidential runoff. Two army non-commissioned officers died earlier today from wounds suffered in an apparent terrorist attack by the Shining Path. A special commando patrol in the Apurimac and Ene River valleys was ambushed by ‘terrorist criminals’ as they were heading to guard electoral areas in the town of Choquetira in the district of Vilcabamba. The military is continuing operations to rescue injured soldiers as well as bring home their dead. Read Article

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