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Police launch manhunt for KZN cop killers

The two warrant officers were attacked by two detained men at the Nyoni Police Station on Thursday.

Firearm. Picture: freeimages.com

JOHANNESBURG - Police have launched a man hunt for a suspect who allegedly killed two officers at a KwaZulu-Natal police station and managed to escape from the cells.

The two warrant officers were attacked by two detained men at the Nyoni Police Station on Thursday.

The police men were patrolling the cells when the suspects robbed an officer of his firearm and a shootout ensued.

One of the suspects was killed and the other managed to escape.

The police Thulani Zwane said, "One police officer managed to take out his firearm and shot back to the suspects and killing him instantly. The second suspect managed to escape from police custody.

"Two officers were then rushed to hospital in critical condition. Later they both died in hospital."

At the same time, a Metro Police officer in uniform was gunned down in Kliptown, Soweto.