Jordan police say 1 gunman killed

Associated Press
In this photo taken late Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, Jordanian policemen stand guard as protesters take part in a demonstration following an announcement that Jordan would raise fuel prices, including a hike on cooking gas, in Amman, Jordan. Police say hundreds of Jordanians have poured into the streets of several cities for a second day to protest a government decision to lift fuel subsidies and raise prices.(AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

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AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordanian police say a gunman has been killed and 16 others, including 12 policemen, have been wounded in an armed attack on a police station.

A police statement said an unspecified number of gunmen stormed into the police station in northern Jordan late Wednesday.

A police official says the gunmen took advantage of the protest over the price hikes that have swept the country over the past day.

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