The New York Times reported Tuesday that Air Marshall Perence Shiri was shot in the hand Saturday during a nighttime ambush.
The Mugabe administration claimed that the shooting was an assassination attempt and part of an effort to destabilize the country.
However, a senior opposition official said he believed the shooting was the result of a internecine battle within the ruling ZANU-PF party over who will succeed Mugabe, 84, who has been in power for 28 years.
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