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Arrests could open leads to Angolan terror attack
afrol News, 11 January - At least two people have reportedly been arrested in Angola opening leads to what could have been the motive of the fatal attacks on the Togolese team on Friday.
The attack which left three people dead - the Angolan bus driver and two Togo officials - and left some players injured, forced the Togolese government to withdraw the team from the Africa Nations Cup tournament hosted in Angola. The Togolese goalkeeper who was injured during the attack has been flown to South Africa for emergency treatment.
The state media in Angola reported that two suspects were arrested in the northern province of Cabinda where the attack took place.
The officials in Angola are still reluctant to give more details after the arrests except that investigations were continuing and that those arrested belonged to a sect of the fighting groups in the region known as the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda (Flec).
Cabinda is an enclave separated from the rest of Angola by part of the Democratic Republic of Congo has been known to have active rebels, where attacks kidnappings and other terror activity has been going on.
The first match in Cabinda will be played later today between Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso, while the match which was to be played between Togo and Ghana has been called off.
The African Nations Cup opened yesterday with a game between the hosts Angola and Mali ending in a galore of four goals apiece.
By staff writer
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