SA police 'knew of bombs plan'

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) - South African police knew a radical black group was planning a bombing campaign against white civilians, but the public was not warned of the threat, a newspaper reported yesterday.

The Sunday Times said the Police Minister, Hernus Kriel, and senior officers learned of the plan by the Azanian People's Liberation Army (APLA) in October. The APLA has admitted two attacks on whites, saying they are part of a 'shock and show' campaign. A man died yesterday from wounds received in an attack on a restaurant on Thursday. Four other people were killed at a country club.