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No fewer than 30 prisoners have escaped after a police van that was transporting them to a law court was attacked by gunmen in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.
According to credible sources, some of the prisoners remained in the van that was forced open by heavily armed attackers.
KwaZulu Natal police spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker said police were looking for those who escaped.
A voice note has been circulated online urging residents to beware as the escapees might be looking for civilian clothes, the Independent Online website reports.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK