Jamaica violence; 30 deaths

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Jamaica violence: 30 deaths
Kingston, May 26: More than 26 civilians were killed in Jamaica, when police stormed a drug gangster's mainstay and the outrage spread to the outlying areas. The incident happened at Kingston, the capital of Jamaica.

The deceased include three members of the security forces, after the clashes began over the weekend. Another 25 have been injured and around 200, arrested.

The violence started when the military and police officials tried to arrest Christopher Dudus Coke, the drug kingpin suspect who is wanted in US for criminal charges. Christopher is suspected to be hiding in the Tivoli Gardens neighbourhood of Kingston, where the clashes occured. The violence broke out on Sunday, after Jamaican PM Bruce Golding declared to banish Coke to United States.

Heavy clouds of smoke rose from the area as several explosions were heard near the quarter in the Capital, said the media reports.

Police stations were blasted and police officials were injured in parts of West Kingston, on Sunday, May 23. Prime Minister has declared a month-long emergency in parts of the capital and outlying St Andrew.

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