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Wednesday, 10 August 2022 07:52 GMT

In gunfight at Canadian bank, two attackers were killed, six cops were injured

(MENAFN) Police in Canada were killed. Two individuals and six cops were injured during a shooting at a bank in British Columbia on Tuesday, and adjacent residences were evacuated when a probable explosive device was discovered, according to police.

The emergency response team arrived to the Bank of Montreal in Saanich, on Vancouver Island, near the border with the United States state of Washington, about 11 a.m. (1800 GMT), according to law authorities.

"This remains an ongoing police incident with a heavy police presence in the area," Saanich police released on their website.

"Homes and businesses in close proximity to the scene of the incident have been evacuated due to the presence of a potential explosive device in a vehicle associated to the suspects."

Later, police said that the shelter-in-place order had been lifted, but that the block near the bank remained blocked due to the suspected explosives.

The suspects were "heavily armed," according to Saanich police chief Dean Duthie, and first reports indicated they were wearing body armor.

Six cops were transported to the hospital with gunshot wounds; some will be discharged immediately, while others "sustained very serious injuries and have been taken into surgery," according to Duthie.


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