Police officer dead in Spanish bank heist

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A police officer was killed and another injured during an attempted bank robbery in Galicia in northwest Spain, police said on Tuesday.

Shots were fired early Tuesday between a police patrol and two bank robbers, who were trying to break into a branch of the Caixa Galicia bank in Caniza, in Pontevedra province, a police spokesman said.

One officer was killed and another injured, while one of the robbers was injured and arrested. The other fled the scene, police said.

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