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POLICE have arrested eight thugs in connection with the slaying of three policemen in Mpumalanga - and ATM bombings in KwaZulu-Natal.
The gang was arrested in Gauteng during a two-day integrated operation this week by members of the Middleburg organised crime unit, the Hawks and the KwaZulu-Natal organised crime unit.
"During the arrests police recovered several firearms including a CZ 75, a Lama .38 pistol, one Uzzi, several rounds of ammunition, cellphones, cash, explosives and detonators used in ATM bombings," said police spokesperson Colonel Vishnu Naidoo.
"So far at least six of these suspects have been linked to the killing of the three Amersfoort police officers last month."
He said the eight-member gang, from Nquthu, Newcastle, Soweto and Ekurhuleni, was arrested in various parts of Gauteng.
The three police officers were gunned down when they approached a suspicious group sitting in a vehicle outside the First National Bank.
Investigators found several spent cartridges at the scene.
The gunmen had also stolen the guns belonging to the murdered cops.
General Bheki Cele, pictured, praised the police teams on their successful capture of the gang.
"The arrest of these men may not bring back our officers that we lost two weeks ago but it will at least bring some comfort and closure to their families and colleagues.
"I am relieved those responsible for the killings are now behind bars and I am confident they will remain there for a very long time."
Naidoo said some of the men were linked to the ATM bombings in KwaZulu-Natal.