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Five Ngcobo police officers killed in brazen morning attack by gang

Feb 21, 2018
Five Ngcobo police officers killed in brazen morning attack by gang

A manhunt is underway in the Eastern Cape after a brazen attack on the Ngcobo police station, near Queenstown, by an armed gang of robbers during the early hours of Wednesday morning left five police officers dead.

It is reported that five male members, a Warrant officer and four Constables, were shot and fatally wounded while two more male officers were shot and wounded.

The two were taken to hospital where they received medical attention and discharged. They are reported to be in a stable condition.

Other five female members, who were on duty - namely, the data capturer and other functional members, are receiving trauma counselling.

Police officials are on the scene.

At this point, speculation is that the gang stormed the police staion to steal firearms for use in crime and robberies elsewhere.

Poilce said that a formal media statement will be issued shortly.