Peru: Explosives and BMM Discovered During Counterterrorism Operation

Submitted by Mahtab7 on Thu, 09/29/2022 - 16:25

TRIPwire, 29 September 2022

On 28 September 2022, media outlets reported that the Peruvian National Police and the Armed Forces discovered several explosives, including 40 mm grenades and other munitions appearing to be rifle grenades, dynamite, and bomb-making material (BMM) described as electric blasting caps hidden in a cave during a counterterrorism operation in Pucacolpa, Ayacucho. Authorities also seized two rifles, three pistols, and two mini-machine guns. Officials stated that the cave belongs to a local militant group.