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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 civilian who was shot and injured 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.
Was shot and killed when a hand grenade detonated by a named MK operative exploded in Sebokeng, Tvl, on 27 November 1992. MK and APLA members had returned from exile and were training self-defence units to defend themselves against attacks by the IFP and Security Forces. The perpetrator threw the ...
Was killed when a hand grenade detonated by a named MK operative exploded in Sebokeng, Transvaal, on 27 November 1992. MK and APLA members returning from exile were training community members to defend themselves against attacks by the IFP and security forces. The perpetrator threw the hand grenade ...
Was killed when a hand grenade was detonated by a named MK operative in Sebokeng, Transvaal, on 27 November 1992. MK and APLA members had returned from exile and were training members of the community to defend themselves against attacks by IFP supporters and the security forces. The perpetrator ...
... took place at a time when members of the AWB were carrying out random attacks in retaliation for the ‘one settler, one bullet’ campaign by APLA members. ...
Was killed when a hand grenade detonated by a named MK operative exploded in Sebokeng, Tvl, on 27 November 1992. MK and APLA members had returned from exile and were training members of the community to defend themselves against attacks by the IFP and security forces. The perpetrator allegedly ...
Was seriously injured when a hand grenade detonated by a named MK operative exploded in Sebokeng, Tvl, on 27 November 1992. MK and APLA members had returned from exile and were training members of the community to defend themselves against attacks by the IFP and security forces. The perpetrator ...
Was killed when a hand grenade detonated by a named MK operative exploded in Sebokeng, Tvl, on 27 November 1992. MK and APLA members had returned from exile and were training members of the community to defend themselves against attacks by the IFP and Security Forces. The perpetrator allegedly ...
Was seriously injured when a hand grenade detonated by a named MK operative exploded in Sebokeng, Tvl, on 27 November 1992. MK and APLA members had returned from exile and were training members of the community to defend themselves against IFP and security force attacks. The perpetrator threw the ...
Was injured in a bomb blast on 28 November 1992 when a hand grenade exploded in Sebokeng, Tvl. MK and APLA members had returned from exile and were training members of the community to defend themselves against alleged attacks by the IFP and security forces. The perpetrator, allegedly an MK ...
Was severely injured in the foot when a hand grenade detonated by an MK operative exploded in Sebokeng, Transvaal, on 27 November 1992. MK and APLA members who had returned from exile were training members of the community to defend themselves against alleged IFP and security forces attacks. The ...
Was injured when a hand grenade detonated by an MK operative exploded in Sebokeng, Transvaal, on 27 November 1992. MK and APLA members who had returned from exile were training members of the community to defend themselves against alleged IFP and security forces attacks. The perpetrator allegedly ...
Was killed when a hand grenade detonated by a named MK operative exploded on 27 November 1992 in Sebokeng, Tvl. MK and APLA members had returned from exile and were training members of the community to defend themselves against attacks by the IFP and Security Forces. The perpetrator threw the ...
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