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Brazil: At least nine killed overnight in north Brazil

, Index number: AMR 19/013/2014

At least nine people were killed, allegedly by off-duty military police officers, in the city of Belém, in the northern state of Pará on 4 November. Reports from residents indicate that the numbers killed could be much higher than those confirmed by authorities. There are indications that the killings happened in retaliation after a police officer was shot dead.

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