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Jordanian officer killed as protests over fuel prices spread

The killing of the officer comes after governmental measures failed to stop a strike staged by lorry and public transport drivers in different Jordanian regions following the protesters’ insistence on a reduction in fuel prices
Jordanian protesters wave national flags and shout slogans during an anti-austerity rally, in front of the Labor Union offices, Amman, Jordan, June 6, 2018.

AMMAN, Jordan — A Jordanian officer was killed in the city of Maan on Thursday, after getting shot in the head during clashes with demonstrators during protests over high fuel prices.

In a statement, the Public Security Directorate identified the officer killed as Col. Abdul Razzaq al-Dalabeh.

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