At least 12 persons including six policemen and two children were shot dead on Friday early morning shootout between police and bank robbers in a small town in northeastern Brazil, the state governor’s office said.
When police interrupted a gang trying to rob ATMs at two bank branches on the main street in Milagres in the interior of Ceará state. “Our preliminary information is that 12 people died, including six police officers,” a spokeswoman for the governor said.
The five dead hostages belonged to the family of a local businessman and that their car had been hijacked on a nearby highway by the armed gang. Two suspects had been arrested by police. The gang escaped in two vans without taking any money, a local channel said.
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18 August, 2019