Fighting rages in Jamaica

Gun battles lead to state of emergency as hunt for alleged drug baron continues.

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    Supporters of an alleged drug lord in Kingston, the Jamaican capital, are engaged in fierce gun battles with the security forces.

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    Several police stations came under attack,and the government has imposed a state of emergency in parts of the city.

    The attacks came after Jamaica said it would extradite Christopher "Dudus" Coke, the alleged drug lord, to the United States, where he faces drugs and arms trafficking charges.

    The extradition of Coke threatens to further destabilise a country already rife with drugs-related violence.

    Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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