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Five police officers killed in attack on Eastern Cape police station

Close up of the SAPS badge on an officer's uniform.
Close up of the SAPS badge on an officer's uniform.

Eastern Cape police stations are on high alert following an attack at the Ngcobo station on Wednesday morning.

A gang of robbers allegedly attacked the station in the small town‚ situated between Mthatha and Queenstown‚ during the early hours of the morning.

Provincial police spokesman Captain Khaya Tonjeni confirmed that five male officers were fatally shot. Two more male officers were shot and wounded. The two were taken to hospital‚ where they received medical attention and discharged.

Five other female officers who were on duty are receiving trauma counselling.

Police officials are on the scene.

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