He, however, said that the command had yet to get full details of the incident.
“I can confirm the attack on the bullion on Tuesday, but as I speak with you, we have yet to get full details of what happened,” Edefe said.
A community source, who pleaded anonymity, had told newsmen that the gunmen succeeded in robbing the bullion van, after overpowering the police escorts attached to the van.
“However, the armed robbers during the gun duel, killed a police man and two market women who were hit by stray bullets.
“They succeeded in emptying the bullion van and made away with the cash in a get-away car,” the source said.(NAN)