Demonstrations in Jordan: An officer was killed during protests against high fuel prices

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A Jordanian officer was killed during protests against high fuel prices in Ma’an Governorate, in the south of the country.

The police said in a statement that the officer was shot in the head, when he was “dealing with riots that were being carried out by a group of vandals and outlaws in the Husseiniya area,” in the poor governorate of Ma’an, which has previously witnessed protests against high prices.

The statement added: “We will strike with an iron fist against anyone who attempts to attack lives and public property and threatens the security of the homeland and the citizen.”

Four other police officers were wounded in the clashes.

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