LIMA, Dec 24 (NNN-Prensa Latina) — The remains of 25 children allegedly murdered during the counterinsurgency war in past decades were exhumed in an isolated Andean locality of Peru.
The corpses and other five bodies were unearthed from three tombs by the Special Forensic Team of the Justice Ministry of Ayacucho.
The team located the burial ground thanks to confirmed reports that an army patrol attacked a school which was sheltering members of the Sendero Luminosos group in 1983.
The rebels were with 25 students recruited by force from Raccaya’s school, according to testimonies.
Witnesses points out that 26 years ago two military patrols from Canaria surrounded he school in Umasi and attacked it with grenades, which forced rebels to surrender.
Testimonies agreed that the militaries raped women, killed all the prisoners and buried them.
The remains are being subjected to expert’s reports in order to investigate causes of death and the victims’ identity. — NNN-PRENSA LATINA