Canada .. Gunmen killed and 6 officers wounded in a shooting in a bank

Canadian police killed two gunmen in a shooting in a British Columbia bank that also injured six officers, and neighboring homes were evacuated after a possible explosive device was discovered, police said.

Law enforcement officials said members of the team quick response arrived at the site at the Bank of Montreal to Saanich, Vancouver Island, near the border with the US state of Washington, around 11:00 (1800 GMT).

“The accident is still on in course with a strong police presence in thearea”Saanich, British Columbia police said, in a statement on his site web. “Houses and businesses near the scene have been evacuated due to the possible presence of an explosive device in aauto linked to the suspects, “he added.

Sanich Police Chief Dean Dothy said in a press conference that the two men were “heavily armed” and that initial reports indicated they were wearing body armor, adding that he had no further information on them.

Six officers were brought in in hospital with gunshot wounds.

“We currently expect some officers to be discharged after receiving treatment in the emergency wards, while other officers have sustained very serious injuries and have been transferred to the surgical ward,” he added.