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Three hijackers killed in Newtown

The alleged hijackers were killed when the man they tried to hijack opened fire on them.

The alleged hijackers were killed when the man they tried to hijack opened fire on them.

JOHANNESBURG - A motorist on Thursday killed three armed men after they allegedly tried to hijack him in Newtown.

Three uncovered bodies were lying in a pool of blood near a Mercedes-Benz SUV and a Golf GTi.

Witnesses said the trio tried to hijack a businessman earlier in the afternoon.

The man retaliated by opening fire on them.

All three men died on the scene.

The area was cordoned off with police tape and a section of Central Road was closed off.

An emergency medical helicopter was also seen hovering over the area as dozens of people looked on.

Police were still on scene gathering evidence.

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