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Tanks on streets of Lima

To back the military chief in his stand-off with Congress over 10 Peruvians allegedly killed by a paramilitary squad, the army has sent tanks rolling through the streets of the capital, AP reports from Lima.

The manoeuvre on Thursday continued the army's public support for General Nicolas de Bari Hermoza, who is accused by opposition MPs of permitting the operation of a paramilitary death- squad that allegedly killed nine students and one teacher.