Of­fi­cers, rob­bers ex­change fire, leav­ing at least 12 dead

Las Vegas Review-Journal - - WORLD -

At least 12 peo­ple, in­clud­ing two chil­dren, were killed Fri­day when po­lice en­gaged in a shootout with bank rob­bers in Brazil. The two at­tempted heists in the state of Ceara be­gan around 2:30 a.m. in the city of Mi­la­gres, po­lice said.

News por­tal G1 re­ported rob­bers blocked off a road into the down­town area and took hostages as they be­gan en­ter­ing two banks on the same street. When po­lice re­sponded, a fire­fight en­sued, lead­ing to sev­eral deaths.

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