Brazilian police on Friday killed six men suspected of robbing banks who opened fire on federal agents, official sources announced.

BanksThe violent firefight took place on Friday morning in Alvorada do Sul, in the southern state of Parana, after a chase, the federal police said in a report.

The report indicated the group of criminals had set off explosive devices at two banks in Cruzalia, in the interior of the state of Sao Paulo, before robbing them.

The band was well-known to police for being specialized in robbing banks in the states of Sao Paulo and Parana.

An investigation by police is being conducted. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh