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Regional News Wed, 31 Jul 2019

N/R: Robbers attack police at checkpoint, kill one and steal their weapons

A female police officer has been shot dead by suspected armed robbers at a checkpoint in the Sagnarigu Municipality of the Northern Region.

She was among three officers stationed at a checkpoint close to fuel filling station.

The three police officers at the checkpoint, a male and two females, were attacked by the robbers who gunned down the female officer before stealing weapons belong to the police.

The incident happened close to the Star filling station around 10 p.m. on Tuesday evening, according to Joy News’ Northern Region correspondent, Martina Bugri.

“Our source said empty shells recovered from the scene of the incident show the robbers used G3 weapons in the attack.

“This is the second time in less than three months a similar attack has happened in the city and guns of the police stolen,” Martina reports.

Last Wednesday a resident of Sagnarigu was also robbed at gunpoint at about 9 p.m.

Source: Myjoyonline.com