At least 14 people were killed in Peru attack before Peru’s presidential election
In a remote area of ??Peru, known for its coca production, the fatal attack occurred less than two weeks before the presidential election.
The military said on Monday that at least 14 people, including two children, were killed in a remote area in Peru known for its coca production. Less than two weeks ago, voters went to the polls for the presidential election.
Peruvian police chief César Cervantes told local television channel N that at least 18 people had been killed, and the military said in a statement that there were 14 victims.
“I strongly condemn the murder of these 14 people,” interim Peruvian President Francisco Sagasti (Francisco Sagasti) Tweet On Monday, he said he had ordered army and police patrols in the area “so as not to impose punishment on this terrorist act.”
The killing took place in a community in Vizcatan de Ene in the Peruvian Amazon. Authorities consider it to be a remnant of the “Light Road” movement, which fought the government in the 1980s and 1990s.
Authorities claim that the Valle de los Rios Apurimac (VRAEM) mountainous area of ??Ene and Mantaro is where cocaine is produced, and the proportion in South American countries is 75%. The police accused Guangxi Lu as a “bodyguard” for drug dealers.
Cervantes told RPP radio on Monday: “It is very likely that more people will die.”
The military accused Shining Path of being responsible for the killings, which it called “genocide acts”. But its statement also assures Peruvians “a safe election process.”
The country plans to hold elections in less than two weeks, pitting left-wing leader Pedro Castillo (Pedro Castillo) against right-wing Keiko Fujimori (Keiko Fujimori).
Castillo had already won a place on Fujimori before the June 6 vote. In a survey released by the Institute of Peru (IEP) on Sunday, it received 44.8% support, while Fujimori ) Is 34.4%.
But many Peruvians said Frustrated and bored As the country has gone through many years of political turmoil, before the first round of voting-Castillo and Fujimori received 19% and 13% support respectively.
Peru has always Hit hard COVID-19 and the economic downturn associated with the coronavirus.
On Saturday, demonstrators marched in Lima and other major cities, holding banners and chanting “Fujimori is no more.”
Fujimori’s father, former President Alberto Fujimori, is in jail on corruption charges.