Zimbabwe's police and military units have launched a joint operation in Bulawayo to flush out anti-government guerrillas.
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2. GV PAN ZOOM IN Military roadblocks, bus stopped and people asked to get out by security forces 0.22
3. GV PAN Government military vehicles (2 shots) 0.34
4. GV Police and military stopping people at roadblocks (2 shots) 0.44
5. GVs Civilians waiting outside buses and trucks while the military check for hidden weapons (3 shots) 1.05
6. GV PAN & GVs Military vehicles and soldiers on the outskirts of the city (4 shots) 1.36
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Background: BULAWAYO, ZIMBABWE
Zimbabwe's police and military units have launched a joint operation in Bulawayo to flush out anti-government guerrillas. Roadblocks have been mounted since June 26 at exit points of the west Bulawayo suburbs. The security forces are reported to have recovered a quantity of arms abandoned in the streets and a number of people have been arrested. In the past four months guerrillas have killed at least 30 people in the south-western province of Matabeleland of which Bulawayo is the main city. The violence has been blamed on members of Joshua Nkomo's former army. Mr. Nkomo, who was dismissed from the coalition cabinet last February, has condemned the violence and denied any connection with the killings. Police activity was stepped up after an attack on Prime Minister Mugabe's official residence in Harare on June 24. The government says eight soldiers, including three officers of the National Army, and a number of civilians have been arrested in connection with the attack.
Source: REUTERS - GEOFF CHILTON