Three Jordanian police officers were killed during a raid on Monday morning against an individual suspected of killing Jordanian police officer Abdul-Razzaq Dalabeeh amid protests last week, Jordan's Public Security Directorate (PSD)announced on Monday morning.
The suspect was also killed during the raid and eight other suspects were arrested, the Jordanian security apparatus announced, adding that the investigation into the incident was ongoing.
Last Thursday, the PSD mourned the death of the colonel, who served as deputy police director of Ma’an Governorate, where the government said a group of outlaws vandalized several areas in the governorate, damaging public property, as well as police and private vehicles.
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Dalabeeh was killed amid protests that broke out across Jordan after the government announced an increase in fuel prices. Tensions have mounted in Maan and several cities in southern Jordan in particular after sporadic strikes by truck drivers protesting against high fuel prices and demanding cuts in diesel prices.
Fuel rises have added to the squeeze on households.