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March 20, 1986

Peruvian guerrillas destroyed a village in the Andes with explosives and fire. Agriculture Minister Remigio Morales Bermudez said that Macaya, a village near the Bolivian border in Puno Province, was "wiped out" by the Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path), a Maoist movement. "Schools, the church, livestock, homes, medical posts, farming equipment and crops were burned by the terrorists," the official said. He did not mention if anyone was killed or injured. More than 5,000 civilians, rebels and soldiers have been killed in the six-year Sendero Luminoso insurgency.

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