Paraguay leader tells police to shut down rebels

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) - Paraguay's president wants police to “exterminate” the activities of a leftist guerrilla group that claimed responsibility for three bombs in the last week.

Interior Minister Rafael Filizzola says President Fernando Lugo has given orders to redouble efforts to arrest and shut down the Paraguayan People's Army.

He said Tuesday there are no more than 40 core members of the organization, and that “since they have chosen violence, the government must respond with force.” Local politicians in northern Paraguay have complained that an intensive campaign to defeat the group last year ended prematurely. Five people were injured by a bomb Sunday night, and the group vowed to keep up the attacks.
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