Gangland violence flared again in Macau early yesterday, just hours after a security taskforce announced measures to tackle the triad war. Two plainclothes casino security officers were ambushed by a motorcycle gunman as they drove home from work shortly after 2 am. The men escaped unscathed, but the attack was similar to a contract shooting this week which left two police intelligence officers wounded. It is also the third attempt on the lives of security personnel in the past six months. Riding pillion, the gunman drew up alongside the security officers' car and fired at least four shots, smashing its rear window. Five hours earlier, a specially formed security commission of senior officials met to draw up plans to combat organised crime. Among the commission's measures is the formation of the first dedicated operational team to tackle triads. Drawn from the ranks of the Judiciary Police, the new unit is understood to have been operating covertly for several weeks, but the latest wave of violence has prompted security bosses to 'go public' with the move. The unit consists of 19 men under the command of a leading sergeant and four vice-sergeants. Sources say its strength will be more than doubled with 30 more men in coming weeks. Democratic legislator Antonio Ng Kuok-cheong, who has been pressing for firm action, said: 'Morale in the force may not be high but this shows there must be a more co-operative spirit in the air if the leaders can start to form an effective group to try to fight organised crime.' The security commission which includes police chiefs and top government officials issued a seven-point list of initiatives. They include enhanced police training, an increase in police patrols and greater co-operation with police in Hong Kong and China. In a separate incident yesterday, a pistol and two knives wrapped in a plastic bag were found in a minibus. The weapon was later found to be a toy.