Children among dead in robbery
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.