A Jordanian policeman has died from wounds he suffered in an attack on his station during riots against fuel prices hikes last month, a security official said on Saturday.
“Corporal Ahmad Ali Hamdan died last night at the (military) King Hussein Medical Centre,” the official told AFP on condition of anonymity.
On Nov. 14, “gunmen using automatic weapons attacked a police station in Shafa Badran, shooting and injuring Hamdan as he made dinner, directly hitting one of his eyes,” the official said.
Police have said more than 50 policeman and 17 civilians were hurt in violent protests against a government decision to raise fuel prices by up to 53 percent.
In a separate attack on the same day, Qais Omari, was killed when he and others attacked a police station in the northern city of Irbid, according to police.
Jordanians, who have held Arab Spring-inspired protests since last year to demand reform, are still holding demonstrations against the fuel price hikes.
The government says the measure was needed in order to address a budget deficit of 3.5 billion dinars (around $5 billion dollars/3.9 billion euros) this year.