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Two police officers shot dead in Durban

It’s understood the officers were stationed outside an eThekwini councillor's house when they were attacked by an unknown number of men on Monday night.

FILE: Picture: SAPS.

JOHANNESBURG – Two metro police officers have been shot dead in Phoenix, Durban.

It’s understood the officers were stationed outside an eThekwini councillor's house when they were attacked by an unknown number of men on Monday night.

“Metro police responded to a call of a shooting and on arrival at a place called Phoenix, they found two policemen in uniform in a marked police van shot and their firearms also removed,” said Durban metro police's Sewpersad Parboo.

The South African Police Service said the motive for the killings was unclear and a manhunt for the unknown number of suspects was under way.

“We’re also appealing to the members of the public to please assist us by giving us information regarding the whereabouts of these suspects. We’ve already started a manhunt for them,” said spokesperson Thulani Zwane.

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