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Six Suspects Killed In Shoot-out With Police In Inanda, Durban

According to Brigadier Jay Naicker, the provincial police spokesperson, intelligence led the police to a house in Emachobeni in Inanda. Upon their arrival, the suspects opened fire on the police, who retaliated.

In the early hours of Thursday morning, a shoot-out in Inanda, north of Durban, resulted in the death of six suspects.

Reports indicate that three additional individuals were arrested, and firearms and various types of ammunition were recovered by the police.

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The incident occurred after elite policing units discovered the hideout of the suspects, who were wanted for multiple crimes including house robberies, murders, business robberies, and carjackings.

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According to Brigadier Jay Naicker, the provincial police spokesperson, intelligence led the police to a house in Emachobeni in Inanda. Upon their arrival, the suspects opened fire on the police, who retaliated.

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As a result, six suspects sustained fatal gunshot wounds, and three more suspects, including a 31-year-old woman, were taken into custody. Fortunately, only one police officer suffered a minor injury, grazing his hand with a bullet.

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The police found two rifles, a shotgun, and a vehicle that had been hijacked in December 2023 in the possession of the suspects. The arrested individuals are expected to appear in court in the near future.

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Police Minister General Bheki Cele will visit the Inanda police station to receive a comprehensive briefing on the shoot-out and other crime-related incidents that have occurred in the KZN province over the past 24 hours.

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Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise is a passionate and dedicated local news writer who brings the latest news and updates from your community straight to your doorstep. With years of experience in journalism, Keitumetse has established herself as a reliable source of information, covering a wide range of topics that matter to you.
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