LUANDA, March 1 (AFP) - Heavy shelling
by UNITA rebels over the weekend killed 15 people in the Maxinde district
of Malanje, the official Jornal de Angola reported Monday.
Rebels of the National Union for the
Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) shelled the city night and day throughout
the entire weekend, the daily reported.
UNITA bush fighters also destroyed a
bridge on the Lombe river linking Malanje, 400 kilometers (248 miles) east
of Luanda, to the rest of the country, the paper said.
Between mid-November and early January,
shelling claimed some 200 lives in Malanje.