Militiamen walk past a CARE truck that hit a land mine near Burka, Ethiopia, killing the driver. A week before peace talks with the government, Tigrean rebels added to their most significant territorial gains in 16 years of fighting by capturing several strategic towns. Eritrean rebels pressed their smaller but older insurgency with a new offensive. President Mengistu Haile Mariam's government accused the rebels of being insincere about wanting to end the conflict in talks scheduled to begin in London.