Unarmed New Zealand police officer shot dead in Auckland

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An unarmed New Zealand police officer has been shot dead following a traffic stop in Auckland.

The incident involved two officers carrying out a routine traffic stop on a car with two occupants.

One of the occupants produced a rifle and opened fire, killing one officer and injuring the other.

A member of the public was also hospitalised after being struck by the fleeing car.

This is the first police officer to be killed in the country in over a decade.

No arrests have been made yet.