ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Five soldiers have been killed in an attack by suspected rebels in Paraguay’s north, the country’s interior minister said Saturday.
Interior Minister Francisco De Vargas said Saturday that the attack occurred in Arroyito, a town about 305 miles (490 kilometers) from Asuncion. He says two more soldiers were gravely wounded.
Authorities suspect that the attack was carried out by a little-known Paraguayan guerrilla group called the Paraguayan People’s Army.
It comes just days after Colombia and the largest rebel group in that country reached a peace deal to end the longest running insurgency in Latin America.
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