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Police bases set on fire in Rio favela attacks

21 March 2014 Last updated at 21:33 GMT

At least three police posts have been attacked by suspected criminals in Rio de Janeiro's shanty towns.

Cars and metal containers used as bases by so-called Pacifying Police Units - or UPPs - were set on fire in a challenge to the security policy which aims to drive out drug gangs from Rio's favelas ahead of the upcoming World Cup.

Julia Carneiro reports.

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