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South African Soldier Kills Eight

September 16, 1999

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa (AP) _ A soldier fatally shot eight people today at an infantry base in southeastern South Africa, then turned the gun on himself, the military said.

At least 10 people were wounded, South African Broadcasting Corp. reported. No other details were immediately available.

The base is located in Bloemfontein in Free State, a sparsely populated farming province.

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