Suspected drug dealers attack police

Suspected drug dealers attack police

Six police officers have been injured in Vanderbijlpark.

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The officers were injured during a raid at a suspected drug den.


Gauteng police spokesperson Kay Makhubele says a group of men attacked the officers.


"Six police officers were injured and taken to hospital," Makhubele confirms.


Nigerian nationals are among the suspects who attacked the police on Tuesday.


Police say they were forced to fire warning shots in an attempt to disperse the angry crowd.

Makhubele says a dead body had also been found in the house.


"When police retrieved, it was found that there was a body. People took the body and put it on the bonnet of a police vehicle," Makhubele says.


A case of murder and attempted murder is being investigated.


No arrests have yet been made.


Makhubele says police are monitoring the situation.


He insists tensions have now subsided in the neighbourhood.

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