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One killed as protests erupt after Iran hikes petrol prices :: News :: Al Jazeera

One person has been killed in the Iranian city of Sirjan during overnight protests against a decision by authorities to ration and increase the price of petrol by at least 50 percent as part of efforts to offset the effect of crippling US sanctions.“Unfortunately someone was killed,” the central city’s acting Governor Mohammad Mahmoudabadi was quoted as saying by the semi-official news agency ISNA. He said the cause of the death and whether “the individual was shot or not” was…

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