The army patrol endured for hours the bitterness of the rioters, who attacked them with stones, slingshots and homemade explosives – called ‘hazelnuts’ – in order to prevent them from reaching Iulia in the province of Chucuito; A lot of.
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The soldiers were on a security mission in July after the episodes of violence recorded on Saturday, where vandals burned down the police station and the headquarters of the Judiciary.
The platoon was made up of 42 people and left the base of Ilave El Collao province, on Saturday night. The plan was to walk all night and arrive in the city of Julia on Sunday morning. But the violent crowd stopped the mission.
The soldiers who survived the attack on Puno say that the mob threw stones and hazel nuts at them
Sergeant Rubén Sagüa Mulluni was one of the survivors of the failed operation and explained that the forces reached the center of the town of Santiago on Sunday morning, close to Julia, but were “closed” by a group of 300 rebels who forced them. to return to the key.
On our return journey in the region of Pilcuyo we met another group of Protestants who were following us. He said they threw stones at us.
The attack sometimes did not happen. In the town of Ocona, says Sagüa, there was great danger. “In the hills we saw another group of protestants, about 800 or 900 people who were already equipped with stones and hazels. Our sole was not spacious enough to cross the river,” he recalled.
They are attacked by insurgents
closed by bridges
Colonel Carlos Enrique Freyre, the spokesman of the 4th Mountain Brigade, explained that the characteristics of the area prevented the use of helicopters and soldiers as an extraction point.
“In Ilavo there are two bridges, both bridges are taken and a car cannot cross. Perú21 they don’t even allow anyone to cross on foot.
Then, because of the attack of the disturbed, the leader who was in charge of the circuit decided to form a human chain and cross the mighty river Ilavus.
In fact he could have chosen to send the tribune, but he decided to go down the river. The problem is that the river is high and those who blocked the bridge go to the banks and start throwing hazelnuts and stones,” said Freyre.
That barbarous attack caused the soldiers to break the chain and snatched away the present. On the same Sunday, the death of Corporal Francisco Canazas was confirmed and yesterday the bodies of five other soldiers who were missing were found.
“It was a massacre”
For Emperor Johnny Leon, from the southern military region, six soldiers were killed by the people.
“That is murder, that is reasoning, it is irrational, and what is most unworthy, that it is managed by other interests,” lamented Leon to Canal,N.
Actions have already been initiated by the Armed Forces Inspectorate to determine the responsibilities. In addition, the Army has photos and information of those who organized this group and will “hand over the information to the competent authorities.”
The general commander of the 4th Mountain Brigade in Puno, Manuel Alarcón Elera, determined that the attack would be organized by all means. “These violent groups are organized by neighborhoods, unions, and communities of various types. The information has reached us and we are already in the identification”, he stated in this newspaper.
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She was ready for an interruption
From the Congress they also wrote activities for military funerals in Puno. Congressman Jorge Montoya (Popular Renewal) has announced that he will launch a motion of impeachment against Defense Minister Jorge Chávez Cresta.
The legislator said that it is “when the state is in its power to use force to control the population.”
Again, the spokesman for the bank of Perú Libre, Flavio Cruz, pointed out that “this situation is not impunity”.
Similarly, Karol Paredes (Popular Action) took up Montoya’s initiative and confirmed that violence in this region must be stopped.
“There will always be political responsibility, but before making a decision, the minister must be heard to find out what his competence is,” this newspaper reported.
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