Traffickers throw bombs at journalists covering police operation in Brazil

On May 24, drug traffickers tossed three homemade bombs toward the press team covering a police raid in the north zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, iG reports.

According to the journalists, only one bomb exploded near the media workers, and no one was hurt, Jornal do Brasil explains.

According to Estado de S. Paulo, 40 police officers participated in the operation, which was find and arrest traffickers and locate their caches of drugs and weapons.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.