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Three die as Sydney cafe siege ends

Three people have died, including the gunman, during a hostage crisis that ended when officers stormed a cafe in Sydney.

Australian police said the gunman was killed in a confrontation with police after they stormed the cafe. They said in a statement that a 34-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman also died. Four other people were injured.

Police said an investigation is under way because police were involved in an incident in which people died.

Heavily armed police stormed the cafe in the heart of Sydney, ending a siege by an Iranian-born gunman who had held an unknown number of hostages for more than 16 hours.

Police woould not say whether the two hostages killed were caught in crossfire or shot by the gunman.

A police officer suffered a gunshot wound to the face.

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