Most of the capital was without power Saturday after guerrilla bombings toppled electrical towers and damaged embassies and banks.
Almost half of Peru's 22 million people were affected by the late Friday blackouts, which stretched 500 miles along Peru's coast from Trujillo in the north to Ica.The attacks by the Maoist Shining Path rebels were the most widespread in the capital since President Alberto Fujimori took office in July. No one was injured.
Bomb squad spokesman Jorge Alzamora said five electrical towers were toppled near Lima. Three of the towers were on the main power line to the city of 7 million people, he said.
Alzamora estimated power will be disrupted for at least a week. He said repairs will be delayed while bomb experts remove land mines planted around the towers to protect against rebel attacks.
Alzamora said the rebels used cables to hoist 50-pound charges over the mine fields.
Shining Path rebels have downed more than 1,250 electrical towers in the 11 years since they took up arms. The latest bombings were the first significant attacks by the Shining Path since police raided one of the group's main hideouts two months ago.