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Anti-Marxist Angola rebels say they bombed pipeline

Guerrillas opposed to the Marxist government of Angola have claimed responsibility for killing 22 people in a bomb attack on an American-owned pipeline guarded by Cuban troops.

In a communique issued Sunday in Lisbon, the National Union for the Total Liberation of Angola, or UNITA, said the blast occurred last Thursday in the northern, oil-rich Cabinda Province, damaging a Gulf Oil Corporation pipeline.

The bombing marked the first attack against an American target in Angola. Observers here said the bombing signaled an escalation of the nine-year-old rebel war.

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