Minister: Togo pull out of Nations Cup

LOME - Togo's national team is pulling out of the African Nations Cup competition after an attack on the team bus which killed three people, the country's territorial administration minister said on Saturday.

"The Togolese government has decided to call back the team. We could not continue the African Nations Cup in this dramatic situation," Pascal Bodjona said in a statement released in the capital Lome.

"This was necessary because our players are in a state of shock and because we do not think the security which should have been placed around our players is giving the necessary guarantees," he added.

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