11 Jan 2010

Arrests made over attack on Togo team - report

10:15 pm on 11 January 2010

Angolan authorities have arrested two people over a deadly attack on Togo's football team at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament, according to state media.

Angola's National Radio reported that two suspects were arrested in the northern province of Cabinda - where Togo's team bus was attacked on Friday.

The province has seen a low-level insurgency for many years, the BBC reports.

The gun attack on Togo's convoy as it crossed from the Republic of Congo into Cabinda killed an assistant coach, press officer and bus driver, and injured several other players.

Togo's football team has returned home for three days of mourning at the insistence of the government, due to security fears.

Prime Minister Gilbert Houngbo says the attack is a big loss for his country and a shameful event for African football.

The first match of the tournament between Angola and Mali on Sunday ended in a 4-all draw.