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Peruvian Army captured terrorist commander of Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso).

Surge of Shining Path in Peru

Peruvian anti-terrorist police captured a military commander of the armed group Sendero Luminoso (SL), charged with participating in ambushes that killed police, said Friday the interior ministry.

“This terrorist was involved in more than 72 operational terrorist attacks in which several policemen were killed in the Valley of the Apurimac and Ene rivers (VRAE, southeast) and in the Huallaga (Selva Central), ” said Gen. Raul Becerra, Director of the National Police , at a press conference.

Felix Huachana , alias ‘Comrade Roberto’, was shot in the thigh after a confrontation on Thursday at a terrorist camp in the province of Tocache, San Martín region (northeast).

“The ‘comrade Roberto’ is an expert in explosives, accused of involvement in attacks on police patrols and attacks against the camp of Argentina’s Techint company in June 2003 in the department of Ayacucho (southeast), ” said Becerra.