Brazzaville racked by fighting

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Mortar fire shattered the calm around Brazzaville airport as further cracks appeared in a cease-fire between the President and his chief rival. Spokesmen for President Pascal Lissouba and former dictator Denis Sassou- Nguesso said on Saturday that both agreed to halt fighting which has raged for a month. But soon after fire resumed. A family of four were killed on Saturday when a mortar crashed into their home in a northern neighbourhood.

AP - Brazzaville, Republic of Congo

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