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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Three people died and a baby was shot during a state police (MP) operation in Community 48, in the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro, the morning of Wednesday, August 14th.

Among the deceased are Margareth Teixeira, the baby's mother, who was passing through the area as the MP confronted the suspects. The wounded were taken to Albert Schweitzer Hospital, in Realengo, but only the child arrived alive. His condition is stable, according to the Municipal Secretary of Health.

The police disclosed that the operation was intended to restrict armed confrontations between rival criminal groups . . .

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