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Attacks and threats affected sporting events in history

2013-04-17 09:41

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Rebel attack on Togo football team

Jan 8, 2010 

Assistant coach Abalo Amelete and communications director Stanislas Ocloo of the Togo football team were killed when gunmen fired on the team's bus in Angola, site of the African Cup of Nations football tournament. The Angolan driver was also killed and nine members of Togo's party were wounded including Togo's reserve goalkeeper.

Attacks and threats affected sporting events in history

Togolese gendarmes carry the coffin wrapped in the national flag for one of the victims killed in an attack that claimed the lives of two members of the Togolese national football team, on Jan 8, 2010 when they crossed the border between Congo and the enclave of Cabinda, after the team's arrival at Lome airport early, on Jan 11, 2010. Togo's national football team, still reeling from a rebel attack that killed two of their squad, traveled home on Jan 10 against the players' wishes as the Africa Cup of Nations kicked off in Angola. [Photo/]