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Rebels attack Mange in the west

Rebels in western Sierra Leone armed with rocket propelled grenades and automatic weapons attacked the strategic town of Mange on Monday killing at least 35 people, AFP reported, quoting aid workers. Mange and its bridge, 140 km north of the capital, Freetown, lies on the road to neighbouring Guinea. It was the second attack on the town in two months. The attacks have prompted most of the town’s 20,000 residents and another 5,000 from Port Loko, 20 km south of Mange, to flee.

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