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Abimael Gumzan, founder of Peruvian rebel group Shining Path, dies – Metro US

Abimael Gumzan, founder of Peruvian rebel group Shining Path, dies

Shining Path founder Abimael Guzman attends a trial during sentence
Shining Path founder Abimael Guzman attends a trial during sentence of a 1992 Shining Path car bomb case in Miraflores, at a high security naval prison in Callao

LIMA (Reuters) – Abimael Guzman, the founder of Peruvian rebel group Shining Path that killed tens of thousands in the 1980s and 1990s, died on Saturday at 86, Peruvian authorities said in a tweet.

Guzman had been reportedly in poor health in recent months and had been imprisoned since 1992.

(Reporting by Marcelo Rochabrun; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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