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Three men blew up an ATM in Etwatwa, Benoni, yesterday morning, but left empty-handed, East Rand police said.
Inspector Juanita Killian said the men approached a Standard Bank ATM in Esselen Street at about 2am.
"While the men were busy blowing up the ATM, police arrived at the scene, a shootout ensued and the group fled empty-handed," said Killian.
Explosives were found at the scene.
"No arrests have been made," said Killian. - Sapa