Policeman, 2 armed men dead

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Associated Press

Posted on December 8, 2013 at 3:34 AM

Updated Sunday, Dec 8 at 5:03 AM

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Police in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki say a police sergeant and 2 Albanians have died in an exchange of fire near the country's border with Albania.

Police say a patrol of three policemen came across the Albanians at dawn Sunday while investigating an intrusion into the Greek border by undocumented migrants. The 2 suspects were surprised at a shepherd's hut whose owner was absent.

Police say the suspects were carrying an assault rifle with which one of them shot and killed the 43-year-old sergeant. Police say the assailant was killed and his accomplice was killed as he tried to reach for the gun.

The 2 Albanians have not been identified yet.

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