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16 August 2011 at 13:30 - Posted by Anonymous

Hijackers killed in dramatic shoot-out


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Pretoria - Two alleged hijackers were shot dead and one was injured during a shoot-out in Mamelodi in Pretoria, Gauteng police said on Tuesday.

Lieutenant Colonel Tshisikhawe Ndou said three men allegedly hijacked a white Mercedes Benz in Pretoria Central on Monday night.

They assaulted the man and woman who were in the car and took the couple with them, he said.

A witness called the police and members of the Pretoria flying squad located the car.
While police were chasing the car, the men opened fire from inside, Ndou said.

Police returned fire and shot all three men. The couple were also injured in the shoot-out.

Ndou said the couple and one alleged hijacker were being treated at separate hospitals. The man would appear in court as soon as he recovers, he said.

- SAPA

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