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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A State Police (PM) operation on Saturday, December 21st, in the favela community of Urubu, in the north zone of Rio de Janeiro, resulted in four deaths and one state police officer injured by shrapnel from a grenade.

The public security officer was attended to at the Salgado Filho Municipal Hospital and transferred to the State Police Central Hospital from where he was later discharged.

According to the State Police Secretariat's press office, teams patrolling a wooded area in the favela were attacked and there was a confrontation.

Also according to the corporation's report . . .

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