Unita's spokesman, Jorge Valentim, earlier accused government forces in Lubango of attacking Unita positions in the city with armoured vehicles, artillery and planes. In its report from the Angolan capital, Luanda, Lusa quoted Angop as saying that nearly 100 Unita fighters were killed in one outbreak of fighting at the Hotel Imperio in Lubango. It described the hotel as a Unita stronghold in the city.
Angop said Unita forces tried unsuccessfully to capture the local television station and they continued to shell Lubango airport, a key air force base, after fighting in the city had ended. Many shops and vehicles in Lubango had been destroyed or looted, it added.Reuse content