Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Brazilian cameraman killed in anti-drug operation

A cameraman from a local TV station has been killed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during an operation by security forces against drug traffickers.

Brazilian police say the 46-year-old cameraman was shot in the chest early on Sunday. He was covering an anti-drug operation involving about 100 special security troops at a slum on Rio's west side.

The police say the man was wearing a bulletproof chest, but a bullet went through it.

Brazil's security forces have been cracking down on drug traffickers hiding in slums in Rio de Janeiro to prepare for the soccer World Cup finals in 2014 and the Summer Olympics in 2016. Local media cover these operations in detail. source