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Deadly Raid in Poor Neighborhood of Haitian Capital


Two Haitians are reported to have been killed during a police raid in a slum area of the capital, Port-au-Prince.

United Nations peacekeepers in Haiti say more than 30 others were arrested during the raid Saturday in the Bel Air neighborhood, one of many heavily armed slums in Port-au-Prince filled with supporters of ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

In the past week, deadly violence in the capital left at least seven other people dead when a marketplace was burned to the ground, and a French diplomat was shot and killed while driving through the city.

Haiti has been in turmoil since Mr. Aristide was forced into exile in February 2004.

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says talks are taking place to boost the current 7,400-strong U.N. peacekeeping force ahead of elections scheduled later this year.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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