Police gun down five criminals in Lusaka

POLICE in Lusaka have gunned down five notorious criminals after an exchange of fire near eighteen miles.

Police Commissioner, Joyce Kasosa also said the suspected criminals who were killed after they tried to escape police while on transit to Lusaka.

The suspects were initially arrested from the Copperbelt and neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo.

It is alleged that the criminals who were in a police motor vehicle and been transported to had connived with unknown people who wanted to rescue them hence the shoot out which also resulted in the injury of police officer.

 The Lusaka police commissioner also confirmed that police have recovered vehicles and pistol believed to have been used during a recent robbery in Chilanga.