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APLA attacks

Explanation
During the early 1990s, the PAC proclaimed a military strategy of a 'protracted people's war', which involved the infiltration of APLA guerrillas into the country to conduct rural guerrilla warfare. The initial targets of such attacks were members of the security forces and white farmers who were perceived to be the frontline of defence for the former apartheid government. A 'repossession unit' was also set up, in which APLA cells conducted armed robberies on the instructions of the APLA High Command to raise funds andor obtain weapons and vehicles to enable APLA to carry out its military strategy. Civilians were killed or injured in many of these robberies. In 1993, attacks on civilians increased sharply with a series of high-profile attacks by APLA cadres on public places, including restaurants, hotels and bars, in urban areas. These were usually, but not always, places frequented by white civilians. The PAC/APLA claimed that the attacks were not racist in character, but directed against the apartheid government as all whites, according to the PAC, were complicit in the policy of apartheid. The 1993 attack on the St James' Church, Kenilworth, Cape Town, produced the highest number of casualties, with 11 people dead and 58 injured.

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... exploded, twelve people were killed, including one of the operatives. One APLA member and two PASO members were granted amnesty (AC/1998/0076). See APLA ...
A member of the SAP who was shot and injured by APLA members during attacks on white civilians and police members at Ficksburg, Orange Free State, on 10 December 1992. Three perpetrators were granted amnesty (AC/1999/0182). See APLA attacks.
Was robbed of her motor vehicle by four APLA operatives in Herschel, near Lady Grey, Orange Free State, on 19 November 1992. Two APLA members were granted amnesty (AC/2001/134). See APLA attacks.
... Free State, on 3 July 1993. Five people were killed and four were wounded in the attack. Six APLA members were granted amnesty (AC/2000/250). See APLA attacks. ...
A private security guard who was shot and killed by four APLA operatives during an attack on police members at the Khayelitsha train station, Cape Town, in 1992. Four other private security guards were injured in the attack. Two APLA members were granted amnesty (AC/1998/0103). See APLA attacks.
A civilian who was killed and then robbed of his firearm by members of APLA in an ambush of his vehicle at New Brighton, Port Elizabeth, during March 1991. One APLA member was granted amnesty (AC/1999/0309). See APLA attacks.
A private security guard who was shot and injured by four APLA operatives during an attack on police members at the Khayelitsha train station, Cape Town, in 1992. Four other private security guards were injured in the attack. Two APLA members were granted amnesty (AC/1998/0103). See APLA attacks.
A civilian who was shot and injured when APLA operatives opened fire in the Steaks restaurant in Claremont, Cape Town, on 26 December 1992. Five people were injured in the attack. One APLA member was granted amnesty (AC/1998/0103). See APLA attacks.
Was shot and killed on 22 March 1993 when APLA members, armed with automatic weapons, fired on the car in which he was travelling on the Vereeniging-Vanderbijlpark road, Transvaal. Three APLA members were granted amnesty (AC/1999/0002). See APLA attacks.
A civilian who was shot and killed in an armed robbery by APLA operatives at his shop in Westonaria, Transvaal, on 16 November 1990. One other person was injured in the attack. One APLA member was granted amnesty (AC/1998/0104). See APLA attacks.
An ANC supporter who was shot and killed by an APLA member during ongoing political conflict between ANC and PAC supporters at eMzinoni, Bethel, Transvaal, on 17 October 1992. An APLA member was granted amnesty (AC/1998/0052). See APLA attacks.
... when it accidentally exploded. This included one of the operatives. One APLA member and two PASO members were granted amnesty (AC/1998/0076). See APLA attacks. ...
A civilian who was traumatised when the vehicle in which she was a passenger was hijacked at gunpoint by APLA operatives at Herschel, near Lady Grey, Orange Free State, on 19 November 1992. Two APLA members were granted amnesty (AC/2001/134). See APLA attacks.
A member of the SADF who was shot and wounded when APLA members ambushed a military vehicle, firing on it with automatic weapons, in Alexandra, Johannesburg, on 16 December 1986. Two APLA members were granted amnesty (AC/2000/0133). See APLA attacks.
Was shot and killed by APLA members in an armed attack on the Sentra Hyperserve supermarket at Wesselsbron, Orange Free State, on 3 July 1993. Five people were killed and four were wounded in the attack. Six APLA members were granted amnesty (AC/2000/250). See APLA attacks.
... exploded, twelve people were killed, including one of the operatives. One APLA member and two PASO members were granted amnesty (AC/1998/0076). See APLA ...
Was shot and injured on 22 March 1993 when APLA members armed with automatic weapons fired on the car in which he was travelling on the Vereeniging-Vanderbijlpark road, Transvaal. Three APLA members were granted amnesty (AC/1999/0002) See APLA attacks.
Was wounded by APLA members in an armed attack on the Sentra Hyperserve supermarket at Wesselsbron, Orange Free State, on 3 July 1993. Five people were killed and four were wounded in the attack. Six APLA members were granted amnesty (AC/2000/250). See APLA attacks.
... in order to use it in an attack on the Lady Grey police station, Orange Free State (OFS). One APLA member was granted amnesty (AC/1998/0057). See APLA attacks. ...
A civilian who was robbed of his motor vehicle at gunpoint by APLA operatives at Ndofela Village, Mayaputhi, Orange Free State (OFS) on 18 March 1992. One APLA member was granted amnesty (AC/2000/14). See Zastron road ambush. See APLA attacks.
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