Rebel leader reported killed by armed forces
LIMA -- One of a dwindling number of Shining Path rebel leaders
was killed, along
with his wife, during a clash with military forces in Peru's northeastern jungle,
officials said Tuesday.
Carlos Audel Nuñez, also known as ``Comrade Manuel,'' died
Saturday in the
jungle province of Tocache, along with his wife, Mercedes Chamorro Arrieta,
military officials said.
Nuñez was considered the top aide to Filomeno Cerron Cardoso,
who officials say
now heads the Maoist Shining Path after the capture of the group's national
leader, Oscar Ramirez Durand, July 14.