Harare- Zimbabwe police on Sunday shot dead two people suspected to have gunned down a soldier and seriously injured another one in Chivhu, South of the capital Harare.
The suspects fled with two AK47 rifles. It is claimed there was a brief exchange of gunfire, during which a soldier in the search party was injured.
The two suspects were subsequently killed and their bodies loaded on the back of a police pick-up truck.
National Police spokesperson, Paul Nyathi, says the two were killed by members of the Zimbabwe National Army and Zimbabwe Republic Police.
“We can confirm that the two have been killed and the weapons recovered,” said Nyathi.
In a tweet, Information Secretary Nick Mangwana said, “ZNA’s Lorance Mupanganyama was murdered in cold blood while Peter Zvirevo sustained serious injuries in a Chivhu attack. Just like when Lee Rigby was killed in a similar attack in Britain or when Michael Zehaf-Bibeau attacked servicemen in Canada, we stand with our soldiers.
The motive of the attack remains unknown. The shootings of the suspects comes hardly three weeks after police nabbed notorious robbers who had been on the run for over two decades.
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