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Thu May 6, 2021, 11:57 PM

Brazilian police raid in Rio slum leaves 25 dead, authorities say [View all]

At least 1 officer, 2 dozen others died after being shot during Thursday's operation, according to police

The Associated Press Posted: May 06, 2021 7:07 PM ET | Last Updated: 5 hours ago

Police targeting drug traffickers raided a slum in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday and at least one officer and two dozen others died after being shot, authorities said.

The civil police's press office confirmed the death of the cop and 24 alleged "criminals" in a message to The Associated Press.

A police helicopter flew low over the Jacarezinho favela as heavily armed men fled police by leaping from roof to roof, according to images shown on local television.

One woman told The Associated Press she saw police kill a badly wounded man she described as helpless and unarmed whom they found after he had fled into her house.

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https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/brazil-rio-deadly-police-raid-1.6017148

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