Rio: At least 25 deaths during a police operation in a slum

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police targeting drug traffickers have raided a slum in Rio de Janeiro and at least one officer and 24 suspect died of gunfire. A police helicopter flew low over the Jacarezinho favela Thursday as heavily armed men fled police by leaping from roof to roof. Service on a subway line was temporarily suspended due to the shooting. Jacarezinho is one of the city’s most populous favelas and it’s dominated by a criminal gang. A group that monitors police operations says it’s one of the deadliest operations in Rio state’s recent history.

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