Cop killed by ATM bombers

2011-03-10 09:58
Johannesburg - A 27-year-old police officer was shot dead in Hercules, west of Pretoria, on Thursday, Gauteng police said.

Police officers were responding to an ATM bombing at around 03:30 when they were ambushed by the suspected bombers, said Captain Katlego Mogale.

"As the members approached, the suspects started firing shots at them."

The constable died on scene.

The gang fled in a black Audi A4 and a manhunt had been launched.

It was unknown if any money was taken from the machine.



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