Seven killed in clashes between police, drug dealers in Brazil

    RIO DE JANEIRO. October 22. KAZINFORM Seven people were killed in clashes between drug dealers and police here on Wednesday, local authorities said; Kazinform refers to Xinhua.

This raised the death toll to 33, another incident in a series of conflicts that have been haunting the city since last weekend.

    According to the police, two of the deaths on Wednesday occurred in the city's Morro Santo Amaro shanty town, one in the Morro dos Prazeres shanty town, and a fourth in the Mangueirinha shanty town. Earlier in the day, three other men were killed in the Morro do Juramento shanty town.

    Two men were arrested during the day, including a drug dealer who reportedly headed the drug business in the Jacarezinho shanty town.

    The conflicts started in the early hours of Saturday when criminals from two rival gangs fought against each other; Kazinform cites Xinhua.

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