Police officer injured in drugs raid shootout in southern Spain

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Algeciras Noticias
SHOOTOUT: The El Saladillo neighbourhood in Algeciras (Cadiz)

A GUARDIA CIVIL  officer has been shot during an exchange of gunfire during a drugs raid in the neighbourhood of El Saladillo in Algeciras (Cadiz).

Officers were carrying out an anti-trafficking raid when shots were fired from a house.

According to official sources, the officer was shot in the leg and his condition is described as ‘not serious’ in the Punta Europa de Algeciras hospital.

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When officers gained access to the property there was no sign of anyone but police did find drugs.

A helicopter and the National Police have joined the manhunt for the gunman and up to two accomplices who remain at large.

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