Jamaica: Gunfire, fire bombs in barricaded slum

May 23, 2010 6:16:56 PM PDT
Masked men and security forces are trading gunfire in a barricaded slum in Jamaica's capital. A police station is burning after gunmen lobbed fire bombs at it, sending black smoke spiraling into the sky.

The government has declared a state of emergency.

Defiant supporters of alleged drug kingpin Christopher "Dudus" Coke have transformed a part of West Kingston into a virtual fortress cut off by trashed cars and barbed wire.

Local media say least two people have been wounded in Sunday's violence, including one police officer.


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