Peruvian government reports rescue of Shining Path captives; says some held 2 decades

August 1, 2015 9:25 PM

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LIMA, Peru – Peruvian officials say they've rescued 54 adults and children, mostly Ashaninka natives, being held captive of Shining Path rebels in a remote jungle region.

Anti-terrorism police chief Gen. Jose Baella says some of the adults were kidnapped between 20 and 30 years ago from Puerto Ocopa and nearby towns — when the rebel movement was still strong.

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