Injured police officer Luis Astuquillca stands next to his mother Fidela Vasquez (r) and other relatives as he arrives at Lima airport April 30, 2012
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Peruvian police officer back home after 17 days in jungle

A Peruvian policeman has been reunited with his family after surviving in the jungle for 17 days.

Luis Astuquillca was shot in the leg during clashes with the left wing rebel group Shining Path but managed to walk to the village of Pastoquiato.

He was flown back to Lima where he was greeted by his family, friends and fellow police officers.