At least one man was killed and six others injured when gunmen sprayed the Togo soccer team bus with bullets. The attack has pulled attention away from the competition itself and focused it on the security situation.

Gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying the Togo football squad – killing the driver and wounding at least six others.

 Unknown assailants opened fire on the bus on its way to the African Cup of Nations as it was travelling through the Angolan enclave of Cabinda.

Among those injured were goalkeeper Kodjovi Obilale of French amateur side GSI Pontivy and defender Serge Akakpo of Romanian outfit Vaslui. The other injured passengers include two team doctors and a journalist travelling with the team.

The injured were being treated in a hospital in the provincial capital Cabinda.

The attack, two days before the start of the 2010 African Nations Cup in Angola, could overshadow the tournament which is set to take place over the next three weeks.

The oil producing region is the subject of a struggle for independence by a separatist group called FLEC. Despite this, it is scheduled to play host to seven tournament matches this month.

Ballspiel keeps up on the Bundesliga, while eying the other European leagues.

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Gun attack on Togo team bus overshadows start of African Cup of Nations

At least one man was killed and six others injured when gunmen sprayed the Togo soccer team bus with bullets. The attack has pulled attention away from the competition itself and focused it on the security situation.

Gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying the Togo football squad – killing the driver and wounding at least six others.

 Unknown assailants opened fire on the bus on its way to the African Cup of Nations as it was travelling through the Angolan enclave of Cabinda.

Among those injured were goalkeeper Kodjovi Obilale of French amateur side GSI Pontivy and defender Serge Akakpo of Romanian outfit Vaslui. The other injured passengers include two team doctors and a journalist travelling with the team.

The injured were being treated in a hospital in the provincial capital Cabinda.

The attack, two days before the start of the 2010 African Nations Cup in Angola, could overshadow the tournament which is set to take place over the next three weeks.

The oil producing region is the subject of a struggle for independence by a separatist group called FLEC. Despite this, it is scheduled to play host to seven tournament matches this month.

Ballspiel keeps up on the Bundesliga, while eying the other European leagues.

Read up on Bundesliga teams, follow the action via live ticker and pick favorites at DW-WORLD.DE.

Read the article on Deutsche Welle World

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