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Vol 43 No 24

Published 6th December 2002


South Africa

The right wing explodes

More bombings by Afrikaner extremists have attracted some surprising sympathy

Afrikaner bombers are busy again. A dozen explosions in the past month damaged buildings, railway lines and a police aircraft hangar in the Johannesburg-Pretoria area, Western and Eastern Cape. In Johannesburg, a black woman was killed and her husband injured; other explosions injured two more people. The police arrested at least 35 suspects (18 in one swoop) on charges that include treason and terrorism. They say they know who the bombers are and have released the main suspects' names.

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