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114 South Africans Killed in October, SWAPO Rebels Say

November 22, 1987|From Reuters

LISBON — Guerrillas fighting to end Pretoria's rule in Namibia killed at least 114 South African soldiers in October, the Angolan news agency Angop said Saturday.

Quoting a dispatch from the South-West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) distributed in Luanda, Angop said SWAPO had destroyed 19 military vehicles in a series of strikes.

Angop quoted the SWAPO statement as saying that the biggest strike occurred on Oct. 31 when guerrillas ambushed a train carrying about 100 South African soldiers, killing all aboard.

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