In Zambia, civilians have been killed in a raid by Rhodesian bombers on a Nationalists camp outside Lusaka.
GV Devastated building with soldier walking in foreground.
SV Ripped-up tin roof TILT UP TO wrecked house.
SCU Shattered window of house and damaged roof. (2 SHOTS)
GV ZOOM FROM Bushes TO damaged tin roof.
GV another damaged building with metal pen outside. (2 SHOTS)
GV PAN FROM Damaged building TO shell of store-room with mill behind it. (2 SHOTS)
GV Newsmen being shown around devastated area. (2 SHOTS)
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Background: In Zambia, civilians have been killed in a raid by Rhodesian bombers on a Nationalists camp outside Lusaka. Six Zambians died on Saturday (24 February) when a homestead was hit during the raid on a camp about thirty kilometres (18 miles) from the Zambian capital. Another twelve people died at the camp.
SYNOPSIS: In the attack on the homestead, more then twenty belonged to a retired civil servant. He and his wife were not at home, but two of his daughters died. They tried to run from the house, which was wrecked in the raid.
The other four people who were killed at the farm were reported to be sheltering under a tree at the time of the raid. Several other workers escaped by running into the nearby bush.
A Zambian Government spokesman has said the raids could lead to an escalation of the armed conflict in Southern Africa. Supporters of Rhodesian Patriotic Front co-leader, Joshua Nkomo, lived at the camp. Mr. Nkomo said twelve Rhodesian refugees were killed there. He condemned the attack as wanton and unproved. It was the third raid launched by Rhodesia within a week.
The Zambians were particularly annoyed by the raid on the homestead and invited correspondents to tour the devastated area. It's now thought that the Rhodesian raids could put pressure on President Kaunda to retaliate.