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Brazil

26 June 2013

Xinhua

RIO DE JANEIRO - At least nine people were shot dead and another nine injured Tuesday in a shoot-out between police and drug traffickers at a slum in Brazil's northern city of Rio de Janeiro, official sources reported. Among the victims is Sgt. Ednelson Jeronimo dos Santos Silva, 42, a deputy officer of Rio's Military Police Special Operations Unit (BOPE). The shooting occurred in the Da Mare housing complex in the Nova Holanda favela (slum) in northern Rio, which has... (GunPolicy.org)

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