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Elite gendarme unit officer killed in operation in French Guiana

An officer with France's elite intervention unit, the GIGN, was shot dead overnight Friday in French Guyana during a joint operation with armed forces against illegal gold digging, which is considered to be a major source of pollution of water systems in the overseas territory. 

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An elite French gendarme was shot dead in France's overseas territory of French Guiana in South America while taking part in an operation against illegal gold mining, reports FRANCE 24.

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