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More violence could hit African Cup

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2010 | 12:54 PM

A separatist leader says that rebels could launch more attacks during the African Cup of Nations tournament, but added that only Angolan soldiers would be targeted, not athletes or fans.

Three people were killed and eight were wounded Friday during an attack on the Togolese national team bus as it traveled with an Angolan escort to the continent wide football tournament.

The Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda, an Angolan separatist group, has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Rodrigues Mingas, the group\'s self-proclaimed leader, says Cabinda is at war, referring to the area in Angola where the bus was attacked.

Mingas says the separatists were only targeting soldiers guarding the bus. He added that his men would continue to attack Angolan forces, even those providing security at the stadium in Cabinda, where three more African Cup games are to be played.

The next game in Cabinda comes Friday when Ivory Coast play Ghana, a clash of teams with many players from Europe\'s richest leagues.