More than dozen slain in Peru, allegedly by Shining Path

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    Two children and 16 adults were shot dead in a remote coca-growing area of #Peru, the armed forces said Monday, blaming the attack on members of the #Shining Path guerrilla group.The killings late Sunday risk inflaming tensions amid a polarized campaign for the presidency between leftist Pedro Castillo and his rival from the right, Keiko #Fujimori.

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