Deadly Church Shoot-out After 5 South African Police Killed


Attacks on police are common in South Africa, but the killing of five officers provoked national outrage. “In the past, people would just accept it and move on but this time they are saying no,” President Cyril Ramaphosa, who took office last week, said.

AFP

Updated:February 24, 2018, 3:48 PM IST

Deadly Church Shoot-out After 5 South African Police Killed
File photo of South African Police. (Image: Reuters/James Oatway)
Johannesburg: Seven suspects accused of killing five South African policemen were shot dead by officers in a bloody gunfight outside a church, according to investigators.

The shoot-out erupted when police hunted down the armed gang that is alleged to have stormed a police station in Eastern Cape Province and killed five officers and a retired soldier on Wednesday.

“The group which uses a…



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