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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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A member of the SAP who was shot and killed by APLA operatives at the police quarters in Tsakane, Brakpan, Tvl, during August 1993. See APLA attacks. One perpetrator was granted amnesty (AC/2001/067).
A civilian who was killed in an attack by APLA operatives on her family’s farm, ‘Danside’, in Ficksburg, OFS, on 19 December 1992. Two perpetrators were granted amnesty (AC/1999/0182). See APLA attacks.
... of the attack. Mr Cerqueira was outside a neighbouring restaurant when he was hit. Three perpetrators were granted amnesty (AC/1998/0026). See APLA ...
Was 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.
Was 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.
... course of the attack. Mr Braude was outside a neighbouring restaurant when he was hit. Three perpetrators were granted amnesty (AC/1998/0026). See APLA attacks. ...
Was robbed and stabbed to death by APLA operatives on his farm in Wesselsdal, Vanstadensrus, OFS, on 25 July 1993. Mr Smith’s wife was injured in the attack. Three perpetrators were granted amnesty (AC/1998/0020). See APLA attacks.
A policeman, and two of his colleagues, were injured in an attack by APLA operatives at the Kragbon Police Dog Unit in Sasolburg, Orange Free State, during 1993. One perpetrator was granted amnesty (AC/2001/239). See APLA attacks.
A civilian who was injured in crossfire in a shoot-out between APLA operatives and members of the SAP during a robbery of a branch of Nedbank in Johannesburg on 28 March 1990. See APLA attacks. One perpetrator was granted amnesty (AC/1999/0310).
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.
His house was petrol bombed by APLA members in Ficksburg, Orange Free State (OFS), on 29 September 1992. See APLA attacks.
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. ...
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.
... 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. ...
Her house was petrol bombed by APLA members in Ficksburg, Orange Free State (OFS), on 29 September 1992. Ms Koen was wounded by shrapnel during the attack. See APLA attacks.
A passenger on a Translux bus who was injured when APLA operatives fired at a Translux bus at the Gamka River Bridge, Beaufort West, Cape, on the 27 August 1993. Eight people were injured in the attack. See APLA attacks. One perpetrator was granted amnesty (AC/2000/167).
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.
... grenades, stormed the Yellowwoods Hotel, in Fort Beaufort, Cape, and opened fire on staff and patrons. One person was shot dead in the attack. See APLA attacks. Three perpetrators were granted amnesty (AC/2000/225). ...
... 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. ...
Was 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.
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