12 Jan '11, 10am

Brazil: Violence hits World Cup city - TODAYonline #fifa

SAO PAULO (AP) - A northeastern Brazilian city that will host 2014 World Cup football matches has recorded 30 murders in three days as drug gangs battle. Police in the city of Salvador say the outbreak of violence began this weekend after the arrest of a drug gang leader. A police spokesman says that by Tuesday, 30 people have died in the violence. The official spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not allowed to discuss the matter. He said most of the violence is because one gang is trying to take over the turf of another. Also among the dead are at least five suspected drug users. The official says police think they were killed as they could not pay off debts owed to the gangs.

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