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Amplats shares rise 3 pct on striker sackings

JOHANNESBURG, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Shares in Anglo American Platinum rose more than 3 percent on Friday after the company said it had dismissed around 12,000 illegally striking workers at its Rustenburg operations in South Africa.

By 1325 GMT, shares in the company lost some of the gains but were still up 1.88 percent at 401.66 rand, after earlier hitting 407.60 rand.

(Reporting by Agnieszka Flak; Editing by Jon Herskovitz)

((agnieszka.flak@thomsonreuters.com)(+27 11 775 3154)(Reuters Messaging: agnieszka.flak.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

Keywords: SAFRICA STRIKES/AMPLATS