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South Africa

9 March 2011

BBC News

South Africa's police force has lost more than 20,000 firearms since 2004, a parliamentary committee has heard. MPs questioning police officials about the losses urged the force to take urgent action against officers who lose their weapons. They said they feared the guns were falling into the hands of criminals. South Africa - which has a high violent crime rate - has over the years struggled to control the number of unlicensed firearms in the... (

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