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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Tragedy struck early Sunday (November 12th) morning as armed bandits attacked the Pacifying Police Unit (UPP) at the Morro da Providência favela in Centro killing one member of Rio's Military Police and injuring three others.

"There was a confrontation and three police officers and a fourth man were hit and taken to the Souza Aguiar Municipal Hospital in Centro. A sergeant succumbed to his injuries," read the released statement from the UPP on Sunday.

The victim was later identified by Rio Military Police officials as Third Sergeant Victor Aleixo . . .

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