3 killed in gun bat­tle near Rio tourist zone

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Three peo­ple were killed and five wounded dur­ing pitched gun bat­tles be­tween Brazil­ian po­lice and drug traf­fick­ers in two Rio slums, trig­ger­ing panic in the nearby Copaca­bana and Ipanema tourist ar­eas. Two crim­i­nals were killed in the clashes while a third fell off a cliff and died, mil­i­tary po­lice said about the shootouts in the Can­ta­galo and Pavao-Pavaoz­inho fave­las. The man who fell to his death was wear­ing a back­pack con­tain­ing about 8 kilo­grams (al­most 18 pounds) of co­caine.

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