Service Details
Name:
ABIATAL
Given Name:
NAMBAHU
Initials:
N
Rank:
Special Constable
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Regiment:
South West African Police
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Unit:
South West Africa Police Counter-Insurgency Wing: Ops-K Division (KOEVOET)
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Date of Death:
1989-04-02
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Age:
27
Cause of Death:
Killed in action, heavy fighting continued to rage throughout Northern Owamboland as large groups of heavily armed SWAPO/PLAN insurgents numbering 150+ continued with mass infiltrations into the area from Southern Angola and were constantly being engaged by Koevoet elements in the field. The Koevoet Casspirs bore the brunt of the attacks in the face of fusillades of Soviet RPG-7 anti-tank rockets, Czech RPG-75 anti-tank rockets, Yugoslavian M60 Anti-Tank rifle grenades and M60P HEAP Pencil STRIM rifle grenades. The SWAPO/PLAN insurgents paid dearly for their efforts but the South West Africa Police Counter-Insurgency Wing: Ops-K Division (Koevoet) Units suffered another ten members Killed in Action during these fierce contacts with many others being wounded
Additional
Information:
ref. "The Covert War" by Peter Stiff
Commemoration
Country:
South Africa
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Locality:
Unknown
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Cemetery:
UNKNOWN CEMETERY
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Grave Reference:
Likely buried in Namibia - Alternative Commemoration until grave found

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