At least four Peruvian soldiers died in a confrontation with members of the last stronghold of the Shining Path terrorist group in the province of Huanta, in the most important coca-growing valley in the country, early this Monday, reported the Joint Command of the Armed Forces of Peru.
Four Peruvian soldiers have died during a confrontation with members of the Shining Path armed organization in the province of Huanta, located in the main coca-growing valley of Peru. The information was provided in a statement by the Joint Command of the country’s Armed Forces. In addition, three officers were injured in the confrontation and are being treated at a local hospital. During the confrontation, two members of the terrorist group were also killed.
The institution detailed that the deceased are a lieutenant, a first class non-commissioned officer, a third class non-commissioned officer and a sergeant of the Peruvian Army, and that, in addition, there are three wounded personnel who are hospitalized.
Michael Bazán, Amderson Arrigoila, Dani Cayahua and Fermín Arroyo are the identities of the deceased soldiers, whose remains will soon be transferred to the city of Huamanga (in the southern department of Ayacucho), according to the information released.
Likewise, two members of the terrorist group were killed in the confrontation.
The event occurred during a patrol of territorial control actions in the Putis area, in the province of Huanta, which belongs to the Vraem (Valley of the Apurímac, Ene and Mantaro rivers), a place where drug trafficking coexists with the remnants of the Shining Path. .
The statement added that they are intensifying operations in the area, “with the aim of identifying and capturing the terrorist criminals involved.”
“The Joint Command of the Armed Forces deeply regrets the sensitive death of our brothers in the Peruvian Army, committing to always remain firm in the fight for the pacification of the country,” concluded the information released.
For its part, the Ombudsman’s Office indicated on the social network San José de Secce and Putis, where four wounded were referred.
He asked for immediate attention to the injured and to remain alert regarding the alleged evacuation of other people from said area.
“We urge the director of the Local Educational Management Unit to coordinate with teaching staff in said area, in order to rule out the death of teachers in this confrontation, since they travel from the city to these places in the early hours of the morning to fulfill their duties. functions,” he said.