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Explosives and IEDs Seized in Peru

Jun 27, 2016

On May 10, 2016, the Peruvian Police's Counter-Terrorist Directorate (DIRCOTE), presented documentation of items recently seized during an operation against the radical Peruvian organization The Communist Party of Peru, more commonly referred to as the Shining Path. The items recovered included sticks of dynamite, over a dozen small IEDs cased in yoghurt bottles, a syringe modified into an improvised pressure switch and a military mine detector. 

The use of dynamite and repurposed yoghurt bottles by the Shining Path was previously attested to during a military operation in San Martin de Pango, in Satipo Province, in July 2014 that culminated in the release of two women and two children who had been kidnapped by the group, and the seizure of an arms cache in the vicinity of Villa Carmen in Echanate Province.

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