Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsFixme

Mozambique Rebels Claim They Stormed Garrison, Killed 80

January 04, 1987|United Press International

LISBON — Mozambican rebels claimed they stormed a strategic military base in central Sofala province on Saturday, killing more than 80 Marxist government and allied soldiers.

Paulo Oliveira, a Lisbon-based spokesman for the Mozambican National Resistance, said 21 Zimbabweans, five Tanzanians and three Cuban advisers to the Mozambican government were among the dead the in early morning fighting.

There was no immediate independent confirmation or comment from the government in Maputo on the claim.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|