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Policeman who dies of injuries during fuel price riots laid to rest
Jerash, Dec 1 (Petra) -- Police officer, Sergeant Ahmad Al Maqableh, who died yesterday from gunshot wounds sustained during riots to protest fuel price hikes earlier this month, was laid to rest in his hometown near Jerash north of Amman on Saturday.

He was buried in the town of Miqbileh in the Jerash governorate with full military honours as his coffin, draped in the Jordanian flag, was carried by comrades during a funeral attended by hundreds of mourners including senior public security officers.

Maqableh, a father of two boys, was shot in the head when a police centre in Amman came under shooting during country-wide riots on November 14 to protest the government's decision to lift subsidies on oil derivatives.

He died of his wounds at Al Hussein Medical Centre where he had been receiving treatment.

The shooting has been condemned by tribal figures and community leaders as "a coward" act by a group that broke with Jordanian morals and traditions, demanding judicial authorities to stiffen the penalty against the perpetrators of such attacks.

1/12/2012 - 06:05:18 PM

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