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Five men die in confrontation with Military Police in Rio de Janeiro favela

Five men died yesterday (Dec. 1) in a confrontation with military police in Thomaz Coelho, in the north zone of Rio de Janeiro, near one of the accesses to Morro do Juramento.

The Military Police reported that three men were rescued and taken to Hospital Estadual Carlos Chagas, but they did not resist their injuries.

Two people died on the scene. During the operation, the Military Police seized six rifles and a .50 machine gun.

The Military Police also informed that the soldiers were leaving a joint operation carried out in the communities of Juramento, in Vicente de Carvalho, and . . .

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