Chil­dren among dead in rob­bery

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At least 12 peo­ple, in­clud­ing two chil­dren, were killed Fri­day when po­lice en­gaged in a shootout with bank rob­bers, au­thor­i­ties in north­east­ern Brazil said.

The two at­tempted heists in the state of Ceara be­gan around 2:30 a.m. in down­town Mi­la­gres.

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

Two sus­pects were ap­pre­hended, and sev­eral fled.

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