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CT police officer killed in accidental shooting

A colleague was apparently cleaning his firearm when it was accidentally discharged on Wednesday night.

Police tape. Picture: SAPS.

CAPE TOWN - A police officer has died after being accidentally shot in Kraaifontein.

A colleague was apparently cleaning his firearm when it was accidentally discharged on Wednesday night. The bullet then struck his fellow officer.

The constable died on the scene. Police watchdog Independent Police Investigative Directorate is investigating the incident.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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