Leader and Founder of Peruvian Shining Path rebel group dies in prison

A Maoist Rebel group, Shining Path was active in the 80s and 90s, spreading terror in the country by bombardment campaign that focused on buildings and infrastructure such as power towers.

His fame began to fade after Guzman, known as Camarada Gonzalo, was captured and sentenced to life in prison in prison in 1992.

“At about 6:40 am in the morning in the maximum-safety detention Centre of the naval base El Callao, prisoner Abimael Guzman Reynoso died due to complications with his health,” according to the Penitentiary Institute in a brief statement.

Naval Base El Callao is about 15 kilometers east of The capital of Peru, Lima.

Led by Guzman, group declared war on the Peruvian government in 1980, bearing out bombings and assassination operations, die by means of official accounts killed more than 30,000 Peruvians during the next 20 years.

Another 30,000 Peruvians died at the hands of the government and paramilitary groups in the fight against the group, An government committee said: in 2003.

The group also performed a song of devastating attacks in Lima. it was blowing up electric transmission towers, which means in citywide blackouts, bombed factories and set off explosives in the neighbourhood government offices and within the ruling party’s political headquarters.

Peru's Shining Path rebel group kills    16 forward of presidential elections, says military

It’s 1992 attack on Tarata, a residential area street in Lima, at least 25 . killed people and wash the groupdeadliest attack.

In the countryside of central and southern Peru, where the rebels were strongest, the Shining Path committed a murder campaign against government officials, the heads of state agricultural collectives, business owners and even farmers who resisted the guerrillas. Political rivals, including other Marxists of leftists, were also target of the group.

Peruvian authorities said: in may this year that members of the group goods responsible for killing 16 people in An region southeast of the capital. The attack happened before the June presidential election, die goods: won by Pedro Castillo.

Hannah Ryan of CNN contributed to this article.

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