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Brazilian soldiers in gun battle with suspected gang members


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Brazilian soldiers in gun battle with suspected gang members

At least one person was killed during a gunfight on Wednesday (October 1) between Brazilian army soldiers and suspected gang members on a busy road near the Mare favela in Rio de Janeiro.

The fighting calmed at nightfall, and authorities confirmed the death of one suspected gang member.

The violence started early on Wednesday when rival gangs began fighting in the Mare complex of favelas, which have been patrolled by the Brazilian army since April.

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