Eleven held in S.Africa in crackdown on anti-foreigner violence




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JOHANNESBURG,  – South African authorities arrested 11 men in Johannesburg late on of involvement in violence against immigrants, local television news reported.

The men were held during a joint raid by the and army on a Johannesburg hostel, it said on Wednesday.

A wave of anti-immigrant violence has so far claimed seven lives in trouble spots in Durban and Johannesburg, to where the government announced the deployment of defence forces on Tuesday. (Reporting by Mfuneko Toyana; editing by John Stonestreet)

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*(Reuters)*