Togo mourns 2 killed in attack on soccer team

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LOME, Togo (AP) — Hundreds of mourners have gathered in Togo to remember the two victims of an attack on the national soccer team in Angola.

Assistant coach Amelete Abalo and communications director Stanislas Ocloo were killed when gunmen fired on the team’s bus a week ago.

Togo captain Emmanuel Adebayor said Friday that their deaths have “plunged us into deep despair.” Mourners wept as their coffins, draped in Togolese flags, were brought to the Palace of Congress.

The team was headed to the African Cup of Nations when they were attacked, and later withdrew from the competition.

The team’s Angolan bus driver also was killed. Eight people were wounded, including a goalkeeper who was flown to South Africa for treatment.