4 hijackers shot dead

Four men were killed and a policeman wounded in a shoot-out between police and a gang trying to hijack a truck near Hartebeespoort Dam.

Four men were killed and a policeman wounded in a shoot-out between police and a gang trying to hijack a truck near Hartebeespoort Dam.

"The hijackers were following a tobacco truck carrying cigarettes and trying to run it off the road," North West police spokesperson Superintendent Lesego Metsi said yesterday.

"Police began shooting at the men, killing four of them. One of the hijackers shot back, wounding a policeman in the arm," Metsi said. - Sapa

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