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KZN cop, guard shot dead while trying to arrest suspected hijacker

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(File, Nielen de Klerk, News24)
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Durban - A police officer from Mbazwana, near Sodwana Bay in KwaZulu-Natal, and a private security guard were shot and killed on Wednesday when a suspected hijacker opened fire on them, before fleeing in a police vehicle. 

Police spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker said the officer, accompanied by private security officers and members of the community, was acting on information that a suspect wanted on three counts of carjacking, had been seen in the area.

The group went to the Vimbukhalo area at about 23:15, where the suspect was hiding.

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