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News Summary: 2 killed in S. Africa strike action


DEADLY FORCE: Despite resolution of a long and bloody strike, labor advocates said police killed two more people. One died of injuries from a rubber bullet and a miner was run over by an armored car.

MORE TROOPS: The South African president ordered military forces to assist police trying to control labor unrest in the nation's crucial mining sector. Last weekend some 1,000 soldiers were trucked into the "platinum belt" northwest of Johannesburg.

ANGLO ULTIMATUM: Thursday morning, police confronted striking Anglo American Platinum miners at a shantytown where residents set up barricades of rocks and burning tires and logs.


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