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Togo to hold three days of mourning: PM

world Updated: Jan 10, 2010 08:53 IST

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Togo will hold three days of mourning for the assistant coach and squad spokesman of its national football team, who were killed in a recent gun attack, Prime Minister Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo has said.

"The government has decided to decree three days of national mourning beginning from Monday," Houngbo said on national television on Saturday.

Hooded separatist rebels opened fire as the team's buses crossed into the restive Angolan enclave of Cabinda to participate in the African Nations Cup on Friday.

Togo later pulled its team from the 22-day competition, but the Confederation of African Football and Angola announced the tournament would go on amid tightened security.