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13 dead after clashes with police in Brazil

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Published: 12:09, 24 March 2023   Update: 12:12, 24 March 2023
13 dead after clashes with police in Brazil

At least 13 people have been killed in clashes with police after a raid to arrest a gang leader in Brazil.

The clashes took place on Thursday in the working-class Salgueiro neighborhood in the city of Sao Goncalo, northeast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's second-largest city.

According to the police, those killed were all suspected criminals.

Leonardo Costa Araujo, accused of being a drug gang leader from the northern state of Para, is among the dead.

He was implicated in the death of several police officers in Para in recent years and police believed he was hiding in the area.

Rio state police forces regularly carry out deadly raids in the metro area's sprawling slums.