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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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... regarded by the perpetrators as ‘whites’. A vehicle was also stolen during the attack. Two perpetrators were granted amnesty (AC/2001/271). See APLA attacks. ...
A member of the SAP who was shot and wounded on 13 July 1993 when the vehicle in which he was travelling was fired on at Heilbron, Tvl. See APLA attacks. Three APLA members were granted amnesty (AC/1999/0002).
A civilian who was injured and her house damaged, during an APLA attack on white civilians and police members in Ficksburg, OFS, on 10 December 1992. See APLA attacks. Three perpetrators were granted amnesty (AC/1999/0182).
Was injured when members of APLA carried out an attack on the Highgate Hotel, East London, on 1 May 1993. Five people were killed and several others injured. See APLA attacks.
Was the victim of an attack by APLA supporters who threw petrol bombs, hand grenades and opened fire on her farm home in Elliot, Cape, on 8 August 1992. See APLA attacks.
Was a victim of an armed robbery by APLA operatives at the farm ‘Panama’, near Bloemfontein, during 1993. The victims were threatened and locked in a bathroom. One person was abducted and released later. One perpetrator was granted amnesty (AC/2001/239). See APLA attacks.
... during a foiled bank robbery on 4 January 1994. Two perpetrators were granted amnesty for the armed robbery and kidnapping (AC/2000/125). See APLA attacks. ...
Was the victim of an attack by APLA supporters who threw petrol bombs, hand grenades and opened fire on his farm home in Elliot, Cape, on 8 August 1992. See APLA attacks.
A civilian who was shot and killed when APLA operatives attacked the Heidelberg Tavern in Observatory, Cape Town, on 30 December 1993. Four people were killed and seven were injured during the course of the attack. Three perpetrators were granted amnesty (AC/1998/0026). See APLA attacks.
... Transkei, on 18 February 1993. The perpetrators robbed the university of R500 000 and shot three security guards, one of whom was killed. See APLA attacks. One perpetrator was granted amnesty (AC/2000/106). ...
... during a foiled bank robbery on 4 January 1994. Two perpetrators were granted amnesty for the armed robbery and kidnapping (AC/2000/125). See APLA ...
March 1993, and opened fire on staff and patrons. One person was shot dead in the attack. Three perpetrators were granted amnesty (AC/2000/225). See APLA attacks. ...
Was shot and injured by APLA members at a petrol depot in East London on 19 August 1983. See APLA attacks.
Was shot and injured when APLA members carried out an attack on the Highgate Hotel, East London, on 1 May 1993. Five people were killed and several others injured. See APLA attacks.
... Operations Unit and two MK operatives were granted amnesty (AC/2001/003 and AC/2001/023). Four APLA members were granted amnesty (AC/2001/182). See APLA attacks. See Church Street bombing, ...
March 1993, and opened fire on staff and patrons. One person was shot dead in the attack. Three perpetrators were granted amnesty (AC/2000/225). See APLA ...
Was a victim of an armed robbery by APLA operatives at the farm `Panama` near Bloemfontein, during 1993. The victims were threatened and locked in a bathroom. One person was abducted and released later. See APLA attacks. One perpetrator was granted amnesty (AC/2001/239).
Was seriously injured in a limpet mine attack by APLA members at the Buffalo Springs Spur restaurant in Queenstown, Cape, on 3 December 1992. See APLA attacks.
A civilian who was shot and killed when APLA operatives attacked the Heidelberg Tavern in Observatory, Cape Town, on 30 December 1993. Four people were killed and seven were injured during the course of the attack. See APLA attacks. Three perpetrators were granted amnesty (AC/1998/0026).
Was injured in an attack by APLA operatives on her farm in Wesselsdal, Vanstadensrus, OFS, on 25 July 1993. Ms Smith’s husband was killed in the attack. Three perpetrators were granted amnesty (AC/1998/0020). See APLA attacks.
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