Army captain killed, 3 soldiers injured by smugglers on Syria border

Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army logo. (Photo: JAF facebook page)
AMMAN — A Border Guard captain was killed and three soldiers were injured early Sunday while engaging a group of smugglers on the Kingdom’s northeastern border, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra. اضافة اعلان

A statement by the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army said that at dawn on Sunday, smugglers opened fire on a Border Guard patrol on the northeastern border, and that the soldiers returned fire and pushed the smugglers back into Syrian territory.

The incident left Captain Mohammad Khudayrat dead and three other soldiers injured; they were evacuated to a nearby military hospital. A search of the area where the incident took place found narcotics left behind by the smugglers, the statement said.

The army reaffirmed that it will not tolerate any smuggling or infiltration attempts targeting national security. It presented condolences to the family of the fallen captain and wished the injured a speedy recovery.

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