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Peruvian Rebels Kill Two Police in Drug-producing Region Ahead of Vote

Insurgents in a cocaine-producing region of Peru on Friday ambushed police officers tasked with safeguarding voting materials, killing two and wounding five others in the latest violent attack ahead of local elections, authorities said. The rebels - part of a remnant band of the Maoist-inspired Shining Path, an insurgency that once threatened to topple the Peruvian state - attacked a four-vehicle convoy carrying 28 officers in the region of Ayacucho, police said. Peru's electoral...

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