Civil unrest appears to be escalating in Jordan

A person has died during protests in Amman against rising fuel prices. In another incident, during the chaos resulting from the governments response to disperse protesters, armed men fired on two police stations late on Wednesday, wounding 17 people, including 13 police officers. Other attacks against police stations or government buildings took place in Irbid, Salt, and the northern Amman suburb of Shafa Badran. Travellers should exercise caution since the level of violence appears to be increasing. Travellers should exercise caution and avoid all public and political demonstrations since they may become violent without notice.

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