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Ten killed in grenade attack

An Angolan government soldier killed himself and nine other people when he detonated a hand grenade in a crowded market stall on Tuesday in the Angolan town of Caala, some 50 km west of the city of Huambo, a spokesman for the Humanitarian Assistance Coordination Unit (UCAH) told IRIN.

The spokesman said he had no further details on the attack in which an unspecified number of people were believed to have been injured. Diplomats said it appeared to have been an isolated inicident. Earlier this year, a number of people were killed in a similar explosion in Estaleiro, a market near the capital, Luanda.

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