Paraguayan police kill chief of guerrilla EPP

08:29, September 25, 2010      

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The Paraguayan police killed one of the most important leaders of the guerrilla Paraguayan People's Army (EPP) during a clash on Friday morning in Jhugua Nandu zone of Concepcion department, official sources told Xinhua.

According to information from Asuncion, Paraguay's capital, EPP leader Nimio Cardozo Caceres was killed during a "combat planned by agents of the Fenix Group," the sources said.

According to local media reports, Cardozo alias Homero or Anibal was killed at 6:00 a.m. local time (0900 GMT) after a clash between the police and a group of eight armed men in a forest zone.

Chief of the second police zone Cristobal Jara Sosa said that the operation continued in Concepcion department, as the police were still looking for members of the EPP main ring.

"The clashes continue," Jara said, adding that Cardozo was part of "the EPP first ring." He also said that to the moment there was no report about any injuries on the police side.

Source: Xinhua


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