10 bank robbers shot dead in Brazil. Photos

Graphic: 10 bank robbers shot dead in Brazil

At least 10 bank robbers were shot dead on Thursday, April 4 after Brazilian military police busted a gang trying to blow up ATM machines near Sao Paulo, officials said.



A manhunt is under way for the rest of the assailants after they fled two banks in Guararema municipality, 80 kilometres north-east of Brazil's biggest city, the Sao Paulo state government said in a statement.



Some of the attackers forced their way into a house where they held the occupants hostage.

The hostages were later freed by military police.



Around 25 assailants were involved in the early morning raid, according to the statement.



During a search of the area police found seven rifles, four pistols, explosives and bullet-proof vests.



Brazilian TV showed one of the banks targeted by the gang was located next to a police station. The other bank was at the end of the same street.



See� photos of the robbers below...




Graphic: 10 bank robbers shot dead in Brazil


Graphic: 10 bank robbers shot dead in Brazil


Graphic: 10 bank robbers shot dead in Brazil


Graphic: 10 bank robbers shot dead in Brazil


Graphic: 10 bank robbers shot dead in Brazil


Graphic: 10 bank robbers shot dead in Brazil


Graphic: 10 bank robbers shot dead in Brazil


Graphic: 10 bank robbers shot dead in Brazil

Graphic: 10 bank robbers shot dead in Brazil

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