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5 killed in attack on S African church, hostages freed

  • Published at 08:37 pm July 11th, 2020
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South Africa Police release images of suspects lying on the ground on Saturday Twitter

Police arrested around 40 people and seized 40 firearms

Five people were killed in an attack on a church west of Johannesburg in the early hours of Saturday, South African police said, with some of the attackers taking hostages who were later freed.

Police arrested around 40 people and seized 40 firearms, including rifles, shotguns and handguns, related to the attack on the International Pentecost Holiness Church in Zuurbekom, police spokesman Vishnu Naidoo told the eNCA television station.

Police earlier posted pictures of some of the confiscated weapons on Twitter, saying they were dealing with a "hostage situation and shooting."

One potential motive for the attack is a power struggle at the church between rival factions, local media reported.

"Everything was in complete disarray, so we have arrested all those that we reasonably believe are suspects, we are busy interviewing and interrogating them to establish exactly what the motive was," Naidoo told eNCA.

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