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Jamaican Police Fired Upon During Unrest in Kingston - May 23, 2010

KINGSTON (Reuters) - Jamaica declared a state of emergency in two parishes of its capital Kingston on Sunday after shooting and firebomb attacks on police stations by suspected supporters of an alleged drug lord who faces extradition to the United States.

"A state of public emergency, limited to the parishes of Kingston and St. Andrew, has been declared and will come into effect at 6:00 p.m. (2300 GMT) today," the government's Jamaica Information Service (JIS) said.

The limited emergency in the popular Caribbean tourist destination covered districts of the capital where gunmen on Sunday fired on two police stations and set fire to another. At least one policemen was injured.

The attackers were suspected supporters of Christopher "Dudus" Coke whom the government has called on to surrender to face a U.S. extradition request on cocaine trafficking and gun-running charges.


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Added: May-24-2010 Occurred On: May-23-2010
By: sakb
Tags: jamaica, police, kingston, unrest, violence, gunfire, coke, drug dealer, posse
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