Thursday 21 September 2017

11 killed in ATM robbery shootout

The shootout happened in the Brazilian state of Bahia
The shootout happened in the Brazilian state of Bahia

At least 11 people are dead after a shootout between police and a group of robbers who were caught trying blow up a cashpoint in Brazil.

The incident happened in the eastern state of Bahia as 15 would-be robbers were setting up explosives next to an ATM.

The shootout wounded all 15 robbers who were taken to a nearby hospital where 11 died, police said. Information on the other four was not immediately available.

Police did not say whether any officers were killed or wounded.

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