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Violence Strikes Soccer's African Cup
Hosting the African Cup of Nations was Angola's chance to show it is recovering from decades of war, but tragedy struck as gunmen sprayed bullets at Togo's national team, killing three people and forcing its withdrawal from the soccer tournament.
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Togo Soccer Team Attack

Jan. 8: An unidentified soccer player from Togo's national team is carried on a stretcher after a bus bringing them to Angola was attacked by gunmen, in Cabinda province, Angola. Gunmen in a part of Angola plagued by separatist violence opened fire with machine-guns on the bus carrying Togo to the African Cup of Nations on Friday, killing the coach and two others.

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Togo Soccer Team Attack

Jan. 8: Togo soccer players react after a bus bringing them to Angola was attacked by gunmen, in Cabinda province, Angola.

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Togo Soccer Team Attack

Jan. 8: Togo national soccer team captain Emmanuel Adebayor, front, being helped by unidentified Togo team member following a deadly attack by gunmen in Cabinda, Angola.

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Togo Soccer Team Attack

Jan. 9: Injured goalkeeper Kodjovi "Dodji" Obilale, is carried on a stretcher after being airlifted to Johannesburg, from Cabinda, Angola. Togo's national soccer team, devastated by a shooting attack Friday on its bus that killed at least three people, withdrew from the African Cup of Nations soccer tournament on Saturday.

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Togo Soccer Team Attack

Jan. 9: Police escort the Ivory Coast soccer team from their compound in Cabinda, Angola.

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Togo Soccer Team Attack

Jan. 9: A member of the Ivory Coast soccer team leaves the compound in a bus in Cabinda, Angola.

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Togo Soccer Team Attack

Oct. 14: Togo's defender Serge Akakpo, right, fights for the ball during their friendly soccer match against Japan in Rifu, Japan.

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Violence Strikes Soccer's African Cup

Hosting the African Cup of Nations was Angola's chance to show it is recovering from decades of war, but tragedy struck as gunmen sprayed bullets at Togo's national team, killing three people and forcing its withdrawal from the soccer tournament.

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