Peruvian rebel group Shining Path founder Abimel Gumjan dies

Shining Path founder Abimael Guzman attends a trial during sentence of a 1992 Shining Path car bomb case in Miraflores, at a high security naval prison in Callao
Shining Path founder Abimel Guzmán attends a trial at a high security naval prison in Callao, in Miraflores, during the sentencing of the 1992 Shining Path car bomb case
FILE PHOTO: Shining Path founder Abimel Guzmán attends a trial at a high-security naval prison in Miraflores, during the sentencing of the 1992 Shining Path car bomb case, in Callao, Peru September 11, 2018. Reuters / Mariana Bazo

September 11, 2021

LIMA (Reuters) – Abimel Guzmán, founder of the Peruvian rebel group Shining Path, which killed tens of thousands of people in the 1980s and 1990s, died on Saturday at the age of 86, Peruvian officials said in a tweet. .

Guzmán was reportedly in poor health in recent months and has been in prison since 1992.

(Reporting by Marcelo Rochbrunn; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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