Two policemen, members of the new motorcycle corps “Dias” are dead and two heavily wounded after chasing a stolen vehicle that was involved in an armed robbery. The robbery was reported at half past six this evening together with the information that the perpetrators had escaped in a red jeep. The car was located later in a busy, central highway, and police cars and motor cycles gave chase. A few minutes later the robbers stopped the car and attacked the police officers with kalaznikov automatic weapons and a pistol. Two policemen were killed and two are hospitalized.

The criminals managed to get away and the vehicle was found with the weapons inside. A major man hunt is currently under way to locate the perpetrators.

While this is an obviously criminal act the Minister of Citizen Protection has shown an unwise haste in hinting that it could be either a criminal or a terrorist attack.