AMMAN — Police forces on Saturday said calm was restored to the Hashemiyeh District, 10km east of Zarqa, after local residents rioted and blocked roads with burning tyres over 10-year-old Abdullah Momani, who went missing recently.

In a statement, the police said they searched the whole area for the missing child, but could not find him.

Momani’s family insist that their son, who was last seen three days ago in the company of a friend on the way to a local store, has been kidnapped.