Incident Summary:

04/09/2016: Assailants attacked a Peruvian military patrol transporting election material in Jatun Asha, Junin, Peru. At least 10 people were killed and five individuals were wounded in the attack. This was one of two attacks in Junin on this date. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents; however, sources attributed the attacks to the Shining Path (SL).




South America

region/u.s. state:


Jatun Asha

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Peruvian Armed Forces
Specific Description 311th Counterinsurgency Battalion Patrol
Nationality of Target Peru
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Shining Path (SL) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 10 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 10
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Six more bodies found, death toll in Peru ambush now stands at 10," Fox News Latino, April 11, 2016.
"Election-eve guerrilla attack in Peru kills seven, with authorities blaming Shining Path remnants," South China Morning Post, April 11, 2016.
"Death toll climbs to 10 in Peru guerrilla atta... Peruvian National soldiers stand guard at a polling station in Lima on April...," Qatar Peninsula, April 11, 2016.