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Guerrilla leader OK, aide hurt in Rhodesia violence

Rhodesian guerrilla leader Robert Mugabe escaped uninjured from a grenade attack on his Salisbury home Wednesday, but one of his senior aides was injured seriously in a separate rocket attack.

Three men who police indicated were followers of Bishop Abel T. Muzorewa were arrested in connection with the grenade incident. The bishop later issued a statement urging his followers to refrain from political violence.

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The incidents came just hours after Britain's colonial governor, Lord Soames, announced he was assuming wide new powers in an effort to halt rising political violence three weeks before a vote for an independence parliament.