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Man shot dead by UK police; 5 arrested as inquiry begins

Police forensic officers examine a silver Audi with bullet holes in the windscreen at the scene near the M62 motorway in Huddersfield, England, early Tuesday Jan. 3, 2017.  An unidentified man died in a police shooting Monday evening during a police operation, with no other details released by the authorities. (Peter Byrne / PA via AP)

Police forensic officers examine a silver Audi with bullet holes in the windscreen at the scene near the M62 motorway in Huddersfield, England, early Tuesday Jan. 3, 2017. An unidentified man died in a police shooting Monday evening during a police operation, with no other details released by the authorities. (Peter Byrne / PA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

An investigation has been launched after British police fatally shot a man during an operation in which five people were arrested.

Details aren't immediately clear because no one has yet been charged with a crime. Police said Tuesday that the arrests weren't related to terrorism.

West Yorkshire police said that the Independent Police Complaints Commission was investigating the circumstances of the man's death.

Police shootings are rare in Britain and there is an automatic investigation when someone is killed. Police say they are cooperating.

The man was shot Monday evening on a highway near Huddersfield, 190 miles (305 kilometers) north of London.

Police say it was a "pre-planned policing operation," which suggests it was based on intelligence information.

The junction where the incident happened remains closed to traffic.