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Shootout between police and Inkabi left three dead

Police officers engaged in a shootout with armed suspects, resulting in the death of three individuals and injuries to two others. The incident unfolded near Mhlophekazi in Ngcobo, in Eastern Cape on Monday 11 March where members of the Tactical Response Team (TRT) intercepted a suspicious vehicle on a gravel road between Nkondlo and Clarkebery.

According to reports, as law enforcement officers attempted to stop the vehicle, occupants inside opened fire on them. In response, the police retaliated, leading to a fierce exchange of gunfire. In the aftermath of the shootout, three suspects were fatally wounded, two sustained injuries, while the sixth individual was apprehended at the scene.

Shootout between police and Inkabi left three dead
Three suspects died following a shooting with cops in Eastern Cape on Monday.

District Commissioner Major General Rudolph Adolph commended the swift and decisive actions of the police officers involved in the operation. “There is a possibility that these men were operating as iinkabi (hired murderers),” he stated.

The successful interception and neutralization of the armed suspects demonstrate the commitment of law District Commissioner Adolph emphasized the importance of remaining vigilant and proactive in addressing potential threats to community safety. As the investigation progresses, authorities urge anyone with information related to the incident to come forward and assist in ensuring that justice is served.

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