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UN Peacekeepers Carry Out Anti-Gang Operations in Haiti

United Nations peacekeepers in Haiti say they carried out search and security operations over the past few days against gang members in and around the capital, Port-au-Prince.

In a written statement Tuesday, U.N. officials said the operations were the latest in a series of sweeps. They say one suspected gang member was killed, two others were wounded, and nine others were arrested this time.

Weapons and stolen vehicles also were reported seized.

The peacekeeping mission in Haiti was established last year in an effort to re-establish order in the impoverished Caribbean nation. Crime and gang activity have been common on the island since an insurgency forced elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide into exile in February of 2004.

Some information for this report provided by AP.