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Man gets 24 years for attack on Togo soccer team

Man gets 24 years for attack on Togo soccer team

An Angolan court has convicted one man and acquitted another after the deadly attack on the Togo national soccer's team earlier this year.
The team was traveling to the African Cup of Nations tournament last January when the bus came under a hail of gunfire in Angola's restive Cabinda region.
A Togo team coach, a press official and an Angolan bus driver were killed. Eight others were wounded, including a goalkeeper who suffered spine injuries.
Local radio reported Wednesday that Jean Antuan Pwaty, 42, a Congolese citizen, was sentenced to 24 years for murder, armed rebellion and attempted murder. His lawyers said they would appeal the sentence.