Seven dead, nine wounded in raid

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Police in South Africa say they have shot dead seven suspected robbers and wounded nine others in a botched theft at an armoured car company.

Captain Paul Ramaloko said yesterday officers got a tip that the thieves wanted to rob a Protea Coin depot in Robertville, west of Johannesburg.

A gunfight began on Saturday night as officers tried to arrest the suspects. Mr Ramaloko said that no officers were injured in the shooting.