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sapsNews24 reports that nine people were killed, including two police officers, in a cash-in-transit heist in Nongoma, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), on Friday night.  

Police spokesperson Brigadier Vish Naidu said on Saturday:  "During a brazen attack on a cash-in-transit vehicle last night two of our police officers lost their lives, seven suspects were killed and a woman was wounded."  The police's special task force (STF) and crime intelligence (CI) units were following up on intelligence regarding a planned attack on a money van when a group of heavily armed people attacked the vehicle with explosives at around 19:00 on the Hlabisa road.  The police responded quickly, but there was a shootout between them and the robbers.  "Seven suspects, a member from CI and the STF member were killed during the skirmish.  A female member who was shot in the leg is currently receiving medical treatment," Naidu advised.  Four AK-47 assault rifles have been recovered.

Read Jenni Evans’ report on this story in full at News24

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