first_img A Peruvian Soldier peers from a hole in the ground outside the home of the Japanese ambassador in Lima, Peru, on April 23, 1997. The previous day, Peruvian troops stormed the residence and ended a four-month hostage crisis, freeing 72 captives of the rebel group Túpac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA). Soldiers used tunnels to approach the residence and surprise insurgents. Operation Chavín de Huántar was to last four minutes, but it took more than 40, according to one of the officers who led the operation. By Dialogo January 01, 2013last_img

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