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A 2-year-old South African boy was shot to death in his mother's arms and six other people also died as fighting resumed between rival black groups near the city of Pietermaritzburg, police said. The child was killed and two women were seriously injured when a group of blacks opened fire in the continuing conflict between members of the predominantly Zulu Inkatha political movement and supporters of the United Democratic Front, police said. The weekend clashes ended the 10-day respite that the Natal region had enjoyed after a joint peace call by Inkatha and the front, a coalition of 750 anti-apartheid groups. According to unofficial tallies by church groups, 53 people have died in political violence around Pietermaritzburg so far this month.

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