South African police rejected on Tuesday a claim by the anti-apartheid Pan Africanist Congress that it killed several policemen in Christmas attacks around the country.

The PAC said in a statement Monday from its military headquarters in Tanzania that guerrillas staged four attacks in South Africa between Dec. 23 and Dec. 30, killing at least five policemen.The statement, reported by the South African Press Association Tuesday, said Ephraim Tlhabakwe, a member of the PAC's Azanian People's Liberation Army, died in one of the attacks.