Brazil gunmen shoot at convoy carrying nuclear fuel in Angra dos Reis

Brazil gunmen shoot at convoy carrying nuclear fuel in Angra dos Reis
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  • calendar-gray 20 March 2019

Gunmen have attacked a convoy of trucks carrying uranium fuel to a nuclear power plant near the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, police say, APAreports citing BBC.

The convoy came under attack as it drove past a community controlled by drug traffickers in Angra dos Reis, a tourist city 145km (90 miles) from Rio.

Police escorting the convoy responded and a shootout followed. No-one was injured or detained.

The convoy reached the Angra 2 plant safely 20 minutes after the attack.

The attack in the Rio-Santos highway is the latest in a series of violent incidents in an area popular with visitors.

In 2017, a British woman was shot and wounded after her family's car drove by mistake into a community run by gangs.

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