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Botswana Arrests 2 S. Africans

June 21, 1988|Associated Press

GABORONE, Botswana — Security forces arrested two white South African soldiers after a shoot-out in which South African commandos injured three Botswanan policemen, the president's office said today.

The statement said the shooting occurred late Monday when six unarmed police officers were fired at by five South African commandos who were planning a raid on a target in Gaborone. The commandos escaped, but police said two South African soldiers were later arrested at an army roadblock. South African commandos have staged numerous cross-border raids in the past on Botswana to attack suspected hide-outs of the African National Congress, the main guerrilla movement fighting South Africa's government.

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