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August 13, 1986

The Angolan Defense Ministry said its forces killed 40 South African troops in turning back two attacks on army installations around the town of Cuito Cuanavale in southern Angola. The ministry said two Angolan soldiers and 23 civilians were killed by South African shelling of the town. South Africa has withheld comment on the reported attack by its troops on Cuito Cuanavale, 185 miles inside southeastern Angola.

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