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South Africa: A police station raid leads to seven suspects shot dead

South Africa: A police station raid leads to seven suspects shot dead

South Africa: A police station raid leads to seven suspects shot dead

Seven suspects accused of killing South African police have been shot dead in a gunfight at a church.The armed robbers that burst into the police station near Mthatha opened fire on officers on duty, killing three instantly.

An off-duty soldier was shot as the assailants fled, and the bodies of two other officers, taken hostage, were later found shot “execution style”, according to a government statement.The authorities said that the motives for the police raid were unknown, but that the gang was believed to have robbed a cash machine shortly before the attack, and then stolen 10 firearms and a police van.