At least 23 people including a police officer have been killed in a shootout in Rio de Janeiro, according to local media.
SİA informs, citing the BBC, that the shootout took place during a police operation in a favela in the Jacarezinho area of the city.
According to Civil Police, more than 200 officers were carrying out the operation to combat organised crime.
Two passengers on a metro train were hit by bullets but survived, O Globo newspaper said.
Civil Police in the city confirmed the death of one of their officers, police inspector Andre Leonardo de Mello Frias.
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