Brazil: At least eleven killed in a police operation in Rio de Janeiro

Among the victims were ten suspected members of a criminal organization and a 41-year-old local woman, police said in an initial statement.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At least 11 people were killed in an exchange of fire during a police operation in a favela in northern Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, according to military police.

Among the victims were ten suspected members of a criminal organization and a 41-year-old local woman, police said in an initial statement.

At least two other people were injured and taken to Getulio Vargas Hospital in Rio de Janeiro.

The aim of the police raid, which began at 4 a.m. to arrest leaders of the Comando Vermelho criminal group, one of the most powerful . . .

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