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Peru`s Shining Path guerrilla leader dies at 86

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 09:50 PM, 12 September 2021  

Peru`s Shining Path guerrilla leader dies at 86

Peru`s Shining Path guerrilla leader dies at 86

The leader and founder of Peru's Shining Path rebel group, Abimael Guzmán, has died at the age of 86.

A former philosophy professor, he had been serving a life sentence for terrorism and treason since 1992.

In July he suffered health problems and was transferred from a maximum security prison to a hospital.

Almost 70,000 people died or disappeared in more than a decade of conflict between the Maoist guerrilla group and the Peruvian state.

Guzmán's arrest hit the group hard, but a few of its members are still active in the coca-producing region.

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