At least 11 killed in police raid on Rio de Janeiro slum

Other News Materials 4 April 2008 00:50 (UTC +04:00)

( dpa ) - At least 11 people died Thursday in Brazil during a police raid on a slum on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.

The operation led by the civilian police was aimed at a drug gang that worked within the Coreia slum, known as a favela, in the Senador Camara neighbourhood, according to preliminary official reports.

The authorities did not immediately give details of the raid and did not say whether any police officers or passers-by were among those killed.