Paraguay sends troops to north after rebel attackAugust 19, 2013 @ 2:14 pm
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) - Paraguay's government has sent troops to a northern area where members of the small, left-wing Paraguayan People's Army carried out a guerrilla attack that killed five people.
Interior Minister Francisco Vargas said Monday that a small contingent was deployed near the ranch where five security guards were killed.
He says the attack came in response to the government's firm stance against the group. The guerrilla group is accused of carrying out killings, kidnappings, bank robberies and attacks on police.
About a dozen people in fatigues kidnapped six security guards at the ranch Saturday. Police say they shot five to death then freed one so he could tell police who carried out the attack.
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