1 Killed in Protests in Iran after Fuel Prices Increase

Several Injured after Attempting to Enter an Oil Refinery

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At least one person has been killed in protests in Iran after fuel prices were increased. Fuel prices have reportedly gone up by up to 200 percent, sparking violent protests.

According to a report by the local authorities, several other people were injured after attempting to forcefully enter an oil refinery in the city of Sirjan.

Fresh protests were also reported in the cities of Mehdishahr, Khoramabad, Doroud and Sanandaj.

The government said fuel prices were increased with an aim of combating fuel smuggling in the country. The authorities believe that the increase will also improve circulation of money in the country.

The country has been struggling economically due to stiff economic sanctions imposed by the US.