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Five Pakistanis killed in robbery outside Cape Town

March 20, 2013

—File Photo

JOHANNESBURG: South African police say two robbers stealing a safe shot and killed five Pakistani men and wounded a sixth in a ghetto outside the tourist resort of Cape Town.           

Spokesman Col. Tembinkosi Kinana said the attack took place in a house believed used as a bakery late Tuesday.

The attackers took off with the safe. Kinana said police arrested a 28-year-old South African who had a gun and the safe. He would not say what was in the safe.

The robbery was particularly brutal even by the standards of violent crime that have become a norm in South Africa.

Kinana said the attackers shot six people, all Pakistani citizens. Four died at the scene, another at the hospital and the sixth victim is in critical condition.