Brazil police kill 13 bank robbers

2015-02-06 22:24
 Police officers stand guard outside an office building in. (Andre Penner, AP)

Police officers stand guard outside an office building in. (Andre Penner, AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Braslia - Brazilian police killed 13 men suspected of plotting to rob a bank in the northeastern city of Salvador on Friday, officials said.

"A group of 30 men was planning to rob a bank branch" and opened fire on police when they approached after receiving a tip-off, said the Bahia state headquarters of the military police.

Three suspects and a police sergeant were also wounded in the ensuing shoot-out, police said.

Two of the wounded suspects are in hospital in serious condition. The rest of the group escaped.

Police said they seized high-calibre guns and drugs after the shoot-out.

An investigation has been opened into the incident.

A police source said officers have been working together with the intelligence services to prevent attacks on ATMs in Bahia state.

Read more on:    brazil
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.