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14 IN TOGO DEAD AFTER ELECTION

Fourteen people have died in street clashes between security forces and protesters angered by the presidential election victory of the son of Togo's late dictator.

Six deaths were reported in the capital, where protesters threw Molotov cocktails and rocks during clashes with security forces Wednesday. Some foreign embassies were damaged.

At least 100 people were wounded in the clashes that began Tuesday, said Gerard Besson, an International Committee of the Red Cross delegate.

Eight people died in political violence in Ataktame, 100 miles north of the capital, Besson said.

Riot police and opposition supporters began fighting after the announcement that Faure Gnassingbe had won Sunday with 1.3 million votes, or 60 percent, while main opposition candidate Bob Akitani had 841,000, or 38 percent, an official said.

Akitani, who has been in hiding since the election, issued a statement declaring himself president and saying the government vote count had been fraudulent. He called on opposition youth to fight the government.

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