Hostage taking eleven dead in Brazil bank robberies

Hostage taking eleven dead in Brazil bank robberies

In an attack on two banks in northeastern Brazil, eleven people were killed, including five hostages, said the mayor of the city.

Lielson Landin, Mayor of Milagres, said six robbers attacked the banks in Milagres on Friday shortly after two in the morning.

The six were killed in a violent gunfight with the police, which lasted about 20 minutes.

But five hostages were also killed, Landin told Radio Band News.