Dozens killed as Jamaican police hunt alleged drug lord
Dozens of people were killed in fierce street battles today when Jamaican security forces stormed the stronghold of an alleged drug lord wanted for extradition to the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].
In the third day of violence, at least 30 civilians were killed and 25 injured in clashes on the streets of Tivoli Gardens, a neighbourhood of West Kingston where the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] is believed to be hiding, the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] Constabulary Force said.
Hundreds of heavily armed troops and police poured into two of the capital's most volatile neighbourhoods in the hunt for the gang leader, who faces drugs and gun-running charges in the US.
Police said today that those killed during the Tivoli Gardens raid are mostly males, their bodies recovered close to barricades, building entrances and gullies. A total of 211 people, including six women, have so far been detained.
The Jamaica Observer reported witnesses claiming dozens of bodies were unloaded from a police armoured truck outside Kingston Public hospital.
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