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SA man among 9 killed in shootout with Botswana police, following cash-in-transit robbery

A South African man was among nine people killed by Botswana police in a shootout on Wednesday, following a cash-in-transit robbery in Gaborone, the country's capital city.

The men are thought to be part of an armed gang of 11 men on the trail of a cash-in-transit vehicle carrying the Pula equivalent of nearly R1.2 million.

"Nine men, aged 20 to 35, of Botswana and South African origin, died this morning in an exchange of fire with members of the Botswana Police Service at Phase 2 location in Gaborone," the police said.

Phase 2 is the prime area of Gaborone, located in the heart of the city, next to the central business district.

The assailants attacked and robbed the cash-in-transit van at Gaborone's Main Mall early Wednesday morning, according to police.

The robbers "fled the scene and were later pursued and confronted by the police, resulting in an exchange of fire that resulted in fatal injuries to some of the robbers."

An unnamed 30-year-old Motswana woman was arrested as one of the survivors. At the scene, some of the money and weapons were recovered.

Dipheko Motube, Assistant Commissioner of Police, stated:

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