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January-February 2010

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Campbell Bridges (1938–2009)

On 11 August 2009, Scottish geologist Campbell Bridges was ambushed and stabbed while surveying his claims at Taita-Taveta, near Kenya's Tsavo National Park, in East Africa. He was later pronounced dead as a result of the wounds inflicted. Bridges had been accompanied by his son, Bruce Bridges, as well as several other mineworkers; they defended themselves vigorously against a large group of men armed with machetes and spears. The attackers had ambushed Bridges' vehicle in a roadblock. While helping defend his father, Bruce was also wounded in the attack, though he was not seriously hurt. Two of the mineworkers defending the Bridges were reported to have sustained serious injuries.

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