Angolan police say 22 killed in clashes with religious sect

April 23, 2015 1:40 PM

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LUANDA (Reuters) - Nine Angolan policemen and 13 members of a millenarian Christian sect have been killed in clashes in the last week in the central Huambo province, police said, in violence local officials say is being stoked by the main opposition UNITA party.

UNITA (the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola) denies any role in the violence in Huambo, a party stronghold, and has accused the police of killing "hundreds" of people in revenge attacks since the death of the nine officers.

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