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Peru armed forces uncover terrorist camp in VRAEM
(Photo: El Comercio/Reference)
By Manuel Vigo
March 4, 2013
On Sunday, Peruvian armed forces announced they had uncovered a terrorist camp which is thought to have housed a high-ranking member of the Shining Path terrorist group, El Comercio reported.
According to the daily the camp was found during a military operation in the jungle area known as the VRAEM, that resulted in a clash between armed forces and Shining Path operatives.
The camp is thought to have been the residence of Jorge Luis Quispe Palomin, also known as ‘Comrade Raul,’ the terrorist group’s number three in command.
Although Quispe was not among those captured, the country’s armed forces said they had apprehended ‘Comrade Luisa’ a member of the Shining Path leader’s security force.
Among items seized during the mission, were several USB drives, cell phones, radios, solar panels, grenades, explosives and several personal items that belonged to Quispe. The camp, the daily said, had 20-meter high buildings, as well as camouflaged kitchens and underground silos.
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