Clash during a drug operation in Brazil: 25 killed


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Clash during drug operation in Brazil 25 killed

At least 25 people, including a police officer, have been killed in a shootout during a police operation against drug gangs in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The shooting took place during a police operation in a slum in the Jacarezinho district of the city.

According to police sources, more than 200 police participated in the operation to combat organized crime.

Brazil-based newspaper O Globo reported that two passengers on the metro train were hit by bullets.

The newspaper said two people were rescued.

Police confirmed the death of a police officer, Andre Leonardo de Mello Frias, in a written statement posted on Facebook.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the country’s cities with the highest crime rate.

Some areas are under the control of gangs associated with the drug trade.

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