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World IN BRIEF : PERU

Blast in Lima Blamed on Shining Path

February 10, 1997|From Times Wire Reports

Dynamite exploded in an office building in Lima, causing damage but no deaths or injuries, radio reported. Police arriving at the scene of the 5:30 a.m. blast said they found pamphlets indicating that the 20 ounces of dynamite was planted by rebels from the Maoist Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path), Programas radio said. The name of the business struck was not immediately known. Sendero Luminosois not affiliated with the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement rebels holding 72 hostages inside the Japanese ambassador's residence in the capital.

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