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Seven Robbers Shot Dead By S Africa Police
An elite South African police unit has shot dead seven men who tried to rob a cash depot in Johannesburg.
Nine others were injured and under police guard in hospital, a spokesman for the unit said.
Police also confiscated 11 vehicles and four firearms.
"We believe we got the kingpin down. We are convinced that we got all the robbers - dead or arrested," said Captain Paul Ramaloko, of the South African Police Service.
The depot belonged to Protea Coin, a security company which runs a cash-in-transit business in the west of the capital city.
Crime is a chronic problem for South Africa. It has one of the highest murder rates in the world outside a war zone.
About 40% of the adult population is jobless - a percentage expected to rise substantially in the coming years - and this is seen driving crime and widening economic inequality.