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Jamaica: Curfew imposed after criminals kill three in Spanish Town gun battle


(Jamaica Observer) Sections of St Catherine were last night under curfew as the security forces responded to an assault by marauding gunmen who late Tuesday afternoon stormed sections of Spanish Town, killing three people and injuring several.

The police have since pegged those incidents to “intra-gang conflicts” within the One Order gang which has, in recent weeks, inflamed that space.

On Tuesday, the spate of shootings which rocked communities said to be under the control of the One Order gang escalated to a running gun battle between criminals in the market district there and a fiery assault on the historic Spanish Town Courthouse in the Old Capital, which firefighters battled to control. Investigations are still ongoing to determine those responsible for starting that blaze, police told the Jamaica Observer.

The deadly violence created a huge traffic snarl on Mandela Highway as well as the north-south leg of Highway 2000.

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