Death toll rises to 29 in controversial police operation in Rio de Janeiro favela

On Friday night, the police had already raised the number of dead from 25 to 28 without further details.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The death toll in the police operation that took place on Thursday in a favela in Rio de Janeiro rose from 28 to 29, according to the police, whose violent action has been condemned by international organizations.

The Civil Police confirmed in a brief note that 28 alleged "criminals" and an inspector "were killed in the operation", deployed in the Jacarezinho favela, in the northern zone of the capital of Rio de Janeiro, and which lasted nine hours.

On Friday night, the police had already raised the number of dead from 25 to 28 without further . . .

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