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SAfrican home of exiled Rwandan general attacked

Wednesday - 3/5/2014, 9:24am  ET

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South African police say there has been another unsuccessful attempt on the life of a former Rwandan army chief of staff who has been living in exile in the country for the past four years.

Capt. Paul Ramaloko, spokesman for the special police investigative unit the Hawks, said Wednesday there were no injuries in the attack on Gen. Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa's Johannesburg residence on Tuesday because no one was home. He said he was unable to provide any further details.

This is the third attempt on Nyamwasa's life. The former top aide to Rwanda's president, turned critic, survived two other attempts in 2010.

Nyamwasa's friend and colleague, former Rwandan spymaster Col. Patrick Karegeya, was assassinated in a plush Johannesburg hotel in December.


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