Jamaican Police Battle To Arrest Man Facing Drug Charges

At least three people have been killed in Jamaica after supporters of an alleged drug lord clashed with police. Heavily armed police patrolled the Jamaican capital Kingston and the government declared a state of emergency in sections of the city and St. Andrew as Prime Minister Bruce Golding vowed "strong and decisive action" to restore order. The limited emergency in Jamaica, a popular Caribbean tourism destination, covered districts of the capital where gunmen shot up or set fire to five police stations on Sunday. Security force officials said at least two policemen and one civilian were killed and seven police officers wounded in the attacks, which were accompanied by sporadic reports of looting and carjackings. The assailants were suspected supporters of Christopher "Dudus" Coke. The government has called on him to surrender to face a US judicial request seeking his extradition on cocaine trafficking and gun-running charges.