February Today in Terrorism

February 15, 1992: Assassination of Peruvian women’s rights leader

On February 15, 1992 the Sendero Luminoso assassinated Maria Elena Moyano, an Afro-Peruvian local activist and women’s rights campaigner


When terrorists become rulers

Bringing in (former) terrorists to run nations is generally a very bad idea: terrorist groups are not even remotely qualified to do so.

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

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

Today in Terrorism

Vehicle bombing in Peru (July 16, 1992)

On this day in 1992, the Peruvian terrorist group Sendero Luminoso set off a vehicle bomb in Lima killing 25 people and wounding a further 155.