At least 11 killed in police raid on Rio de Janeiro slum

April 4th, 2008 - 4:45 am ICT by admin  

Rio de Janeiro, April 4 (DPA) At least 11 people died Thursday in Brazil during a police raid on a slum on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. The operation led by the civilian police was aimed at a drug gang that worked within the Coreia slum, known as a favela, in the Senador Camara neighbourhood, according to preliminary official reports.

The authorities did not immediately give details of the raid and did not say whether any police officers or passers-by were among those killed.

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