Abimael Guzman, founder of Peruvian rebel group Shining Path, dies

Shining Path founder Abimael Guzman attends a trial during sentence of a 1992 Shining Path car bomb case in Miraflores, at a high security naval prison in Callao, Peru September 11, 2018. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo

LIMA, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Abimael Guzman, the founder of Peruvian rebel group Shining Path that killed tens of thousands in the 1980s and 1990s, died on Saturday at 86, Peruvian authorities said in a tweet.

Guzman had been reportedly in poor health in recent months and had been imprisoned since 1992.

(This story corrects spelling of Guzman's name in headline)

Reporting by Marcelo Rochabrun Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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