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    While Tunisian troops of the U.N. stepped up patrols around the residence of the Ghana?

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    While Tunisian troops of the U.N. stepped up patrols around the residence of the Ghana Ambassador Nathaniel Welbeck in Leopoldville Nov 21, Congolese troops of Army leader Colonel Mobutu riposted with heavier patrols - and a tank.

    With both sides on guard tension rose as Colonel Mobutu's Interior Commissioner Nussbaumer left the residence with the news that Mr. Welbeck - under an expulsion order - had refused to leave that day.

    As darkness fell, firing broke out between the two sides on patrol. In the clash, four Congolese and one Tunisian died. Tension remained high next day. Though Mr. Welbeck left for Accra on the instructions of his Government, Congolese soldiers clamoured to revenge the death of their men.

    British General Alexander, Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Army, flew in from Accra to Leopoldville to escort Mr. Welbeck back home in a Russian Ilyushin airliner.

    Sequence: Ghana Embassy, troops on guard, Nussbaumer leaves Embassy, talks to newsmen, Tunisian troops patrol Embassy grounds, Congolese on guard at entrance. More Tunisian troops arrive, leave truck, Congolese troops and tank. Leopoldville Airport: Troops on guard, Welbeck and Alexander, both board Russian airliner, propellors spin.

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