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Hunt for radical escapees sparks Swaziland shooting

Shooting broke out Wednesday in Mbabane, the Swazi capital, as police and paramilitary forces searched for African National Congress members who escaped from custody Sunday. Swazi authorities had arrested the group, along with six other men, for entering the country illegally from Mozambique in the past two weeks.

Fifty other members of the ANC, which is fighting to end white-minority rule in South Africa, were ordered to leave the country at once, informed sources said. No government confirmation of the order was immediately available.

The raids were carried out in accordance with a nonaggression treaty which Swaziland signed with South Africa two years ago, under which each country agreed not to allow its territory to be used by rebels fighting the other.

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