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5 troops killed in suspected rebel attack in north Paraguay

  • Members of the Paraguayan Army patrol near where suspected members of a little-known rebel group killed eight soldiers in Arroyito town, in northern Paraguay, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. Authorities suspect the attack was carried out by the Paraguayan People's Army. (AP Photo/Aldo Rojas)

    Members of the Paraguayan Army patrol near where suspected members of a little-known rebel group killed eight soldiers in Arroyito town, in northern Paraguay, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. Authorities suspect the attack was carried out by the Paraguayan People's Army. (AP Photo/Aldo Rojas)  (The Associated Press)

  • Members of the Paraguayan Army patrol near where suspected members of a little-known rebel group killed eight soldiers in Arroyito town, in northern Paraguay, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. Authorities suspect the attack was carried out by the Paraguayan People's Army. (AP Photo/Aldo Rojas)

    Members of the Paraguayan Army patrol near where suspected members of a little-known rebel group killed eight soldiers in Arroyito town, in northern Paraguay, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. Authorities suspect the attack was carried out by the Paraguayan People's Army. (AP Photo/Aldo Rojas)  (The Associated Press)

Five soldiers have been killed in an attack by suspected rebels in Paraguay's north, the country's interior minister said Saturday.

Interior Minister Francisco De Vargas said Saturday that the attack occurred in Arroyito, a town about 305 miles (490 kilometers) from Asuncion. He says two more soldiers were gravely wounded.

Authorities suspect that the attack was carried out by a little-known Paraguayan guerrilla group called the Paraguayan People's Army.

It comes just days after Colombia and the largest rebel group in that country reached a peace deal to end the longest running insurgency in Latin America.