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Police kill 8 men, 2 teens in raids

February 05, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Brazilian police killed at least 10 male suspects, including two teenagers, during operations against drug traffickers in Rio de Janeiro.

Police inspector Rodrigo Oliveira told O Globo newspaper that 300 police officers took part in the early-morning raids.

The action came a day after hundreds of police occupied a slum in Sao Paulo in response to shootouts and car burnings sparked by the alleged police killing of a suspect.

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