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Two killed after bomb hits S.Africa prison van -police

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 22 Oct 2012 15:12 GMT
Author: Reuters
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JOHANNESBURG, Oct 22 (Reuters) - At least two prisoners died and 15 were injured when a bomb tore through a prison transport van in Johannesburg on Monday, a South African police spokesman told local radio.

"The driver heard a loud bang and there was an explosion on the vehicle," Brigadier Neville Malila told Talk Radio 702.

There were a total of 36 prisoners on the van and 19 were unharmed, he said.

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