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6 Dead After Two Nights of Gang Violence in Brazil


Brazilian police have shot four suspects in two nights of gang violence across Sao Paulo state, bringing the total death toll to six.

A powerful organized crime group known as First Capital Command fired shots at police stations and banks and burned buses in at least eight cities across the state. Police say there were about 100 such attacks from late Monday to early Tuesday.

This is the third time in four months the gang has unleashed mayhem to protest the transfer of imprisoned gang leaders to maximum security facilities. Jailed gang leaders allegedly used smuggled cell phones to coordinate the violence.

The first wave of attacks in May left almost 200 people dead. In July, another 100 attacks killed at least six people.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.
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