Six cops injured in Eastern Cape shootout

2011-09-28 07:24

Six policemen were critically wounded – and bystanders hit by stray bullets – when robbers armed with AK-47 assault rifles opened fire during a store robbery in Bizana in the Eastern Cape, the SABC reported today.

According to the report, police received a tip-off yesterday evening that a local Shoprite was being robbed. When the officers arrived, the gang opened fire.

The men were taken to the St Patrick Hospital in a critical condition.

The robbers made off with an undisclosed amount of money.

Several people caught in the crossfire were injured by stray bullets.

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