Jordan police, protesters clash over anti-smuggling efforts

Jordan's official news agency Petra says officials have reached a deal with local representatives to end two days of clashes over government efforts to curb cross-border cigarette smuggling from Syria

In recent days, protesters blocked streets with stones and tires and threw fire bombs at police, who fired tear gas to disperse them.

Such anti-government violence is rare in Jordan.

Petra and other local media reported the agreement to end clashes on Sunday.