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Firebombings in fresh wave of violence in Zimbabwe

A ruling party office in western Harare was firebombed, killing one person, and injuring seven others, two of them seriously, police said Tuesday. The 50 people who attacked the ruling party’s Kuwadzana office with gasoline bombs Monday were believed to be opposition supporters waging a violent campaign ahead of a by-election there, police spokesman Wayne Bvudzijena said. Sixteen suspects were arrested. He said the opposition Movement for Democratic Change was also trying to cause instability before next month’s World Cup cricket matches here. The opposition denied involvement in the firebombing. “The chances are it was an inside job to tarnish the image of the MDC,” said MDC spokesman Paul Themba Nyathi. A ruling party supporter in the office died Tuesday from severe burns. Two others were in a critical condition. Full Story

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