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OffbeatMayor: 11 killed, including 5 hostages, in foiled Brazil bank robberies

17:40  07 december  2018
17:40  07 december  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Eleven people -- six bank robbers and five hostages including a child -- were killed Friday in a pre-dawn assault on two banks in a northeast Brazilian The violence erupted in the city of Milagres, in the northeastern state of Ceara, with a fierce pre-dawn shootout between the armed robbers and the

“Our information from the hospital is 11 victims killed — six bandits and five hostages ,” the mayor of Milagres, Lielson Landin, told Radio Band News. He said four of the hostages, including the child, were all from the same family. They had been grabbed by the fleeing robbers as they were going to

Mayor: 11 killed, including 5 hostages, in foiled Brazil bank robberies© Bing Maps © 2018/Microsoft Mayor: 11 killed, including 5 hostages, in foiled Brazil bank robberies.

Eleven people -- six bank robbers and five hostages including a child -- were killed Friday in a pre-dawn assault on two banks in a northeast Brazilian city foiled by police, the local mayor said.

The violence erupted in the city of Milagres, in the northeastern state of Ceara, with a fierce pre-dawn shootout between the armed robbers and the police.

"Our information from the hospital is 11 victims killed -- six bandits and five hostages," the mayor of Milagres, Lielson Landin, told Radio Band News.

He said four of the hostages, including the child, were all from the same family. They had been grabbed by the fleeing robbers as they were going to the nearby airport to catch a flight.

Landin said that "the criminals killed the hostages and the police killed the criminals."

Some Brazilian media gave higher death tolls, of up to 13, and said the child killed was a 14-year-old boy.

The attempted robbery of the two banks occurred at 2:17 am (0417 GMT). When police arrived a shootout lasting 20 minutes ensued, reports said.

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