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May Today in Terrorism

May 20, 2007: Backpack full of dynamite explodes at Peru market

On May 20, 2007 six people were killed and about 50 injured in a blast at a market in the city of Juliaca in southern Peru

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March Today in Terrorism

March 21, 2002: Terrorists bomb American embassy in Peru

On this day in 2002 a car bomb exploded outside the American embassy in Lima, Peru late in the night, killing at least eight people and injuring 30 more.

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March Today in Terrorism

March 2, 1982: Sendero Luminoso initiates jail break in Peru

On this day in 1982 members of the Peruvian terrorist group Sendero Luminoso attacked a police station/penal institution in the city of Ayacucho, killing two officers

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The Mitrione kidnapping in Uruguay (July 31, 1970)

On this day in 1970, the leftist Uruguayan Tupamaro terrorist group kidnapped and later killed US diplomat Dan Mitrione in Montevideo.

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April 22, 1997 | Hostage Taking in Peru

On this day in 1997, a 4-month hostage taking at the Japanese Embassy in Peru ended with the deaths of 14 MRTA Marxist terrorists.

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April 3, 1983 | Massacre of peasants in Peru

On this day in 1983, the Sendero massacred 69 peasants in the village of Lucanamarca in Peru with axes, machetes and guns.

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The impact of taking out Abimael Guzman for the Communist Party of Peru

Does the death of a terrorist leader have a significant impact on the group success? Is it important to take out the head of a terrorist organization? What comes next?