At least three Jordanian drivers were shot dead Saturday by a gang of Iraqi highway robbers as they drove their trucks between Ramadi and Fallujah in western Iraq, a Jordanian daily reported Sunday.
"A gang comprising of 20 highway robbers intercepted several Jordanian trucks between Ramadi and Fallujah. The gang killed three drivers and stole their shipments and money," the Alarab Alyoum newspaper quoted a surviving driver as saying.
The killing of Jordanian drivers due to the lack of security on highways between Iraq and Jordan has caused a furore among parliament deputies in Jordan.
Deputies recently urged the government to forbid any Jordanian trucks from entering Iraq.
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