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14 killed in Rio police, military operations: reports

Local media reported six suspected armed gang members were killed after a car chase

  • Residents walk past by Brazilian Army soldiers who patrol during an operation against drug dealers in the AlemImage Credit: Reuters
  • A burned bus is seen near the Alemao complex slum during an operation against drug dealers in Rio de Janeiro, Image Credit: REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Rio de Janeiro: At least 14 people were killed Monday in Rio de Janeiro during operations by soldiers and police against drug gangs in impoverished favelas and a suburb, officials and media reports said.

The military command heading security in Brazil's second biggest city said eight people died in the sweep of favelas "and there could be more."

Local media reported six suspected armed gang members were killed after a car chase in the suburb of Niteroi.

 

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