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    Attempted Bank Robbery Leaves Attacker Dead, Officers Wounded in Venezuela

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    A robber was shot dead after wounding two guards in a gunfight that erupted Monday afternoon at the headquarters of Venezuela’s central bank BCV in Caracas, local media said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The man, whose identity is being investigated, took a woman hostage on the second floor of the building, the Ultimas Noticias newspaper reported.

    "The irregular situation in the financial tower occupied by the Central Bank of Venezuela has been taken care of," the bank said in a Twitter posting.

    Armed forces of the National Guard were summoned to the scene. Two BCV security employees received arm and leg gunshot wounds. Their lives are out of danger, according to the local outlet.

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