The exact route used by the terrorists for infiltration is unknown. Is can be assumed that they slipped in north of the Wild Reserve while the Security forces were conducting a high density intelligence operation in the area. It appears that they infiltrated the surveyed farming area shortly after this operation was completed.
On 30 April 1982, 5 terrorists were noticed on the farm Bakenkop. A follow-up was launched and 4 terrorists, which included Kilimandjaro, the platoon commander, were killed. The remaining terrorists fled in a northern direction and the tracks were lost in the Wild Reserve....
On 13 April 1982 the monitoring effort on the cutlines were intensified.
At 21h30 on 14 April a group of tracks were noticed crossing the B-cut line.
On 15 April an investigative team was tasked to confirm the crossing and they found 5 vehicle mines and 3 anti-personnel mines at the scene. In the same area vehicle ambush positions were found as well as a big group of tracks (between 30 and 50) going north....
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