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A series of high-profile attacks by Paraguay’s EPP guerrilla group has raised concerns that the organization is gaining strength despite a security forces assault, though focus on this relatively small insurgency could be detracting attention from more serious security threats.

On July 4, members of the Paraguayan People’s Army (EPP) allegedly blew up an electricity tower in the north of the country, affecting hundreds of thousands of people and causing an estimated million worth of losses.

The following day, EPP members allegedly kidnapped a police officer, also in northern Paraguay.

Both attacks happened only a few days before 16-year-old EPP kidnapping victim Arlan Fick, who was taken hostage in April this year, reached the 100-day mark in captivity.