Police arrest 51 in connection to illegal use of firearms

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AMMAN — The Public Security Directorate (PSD) said Saturday it had arrested 51 who had used firearms in the wake of the announcement of the Tawjihi (general secondary education certificate examination) results on Thursday. It added that 55 firearms were seized in connection with the arrests, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.اضافة اعلان

The PSD, in a press statement, said that investigations are ongoing to identify those who had used firearms on that day and who had damaged property and threatened public safety.

The directorate stressed its intention to proceed with the most forceful legal action against anyone found to be involved in practices that included a violation of the law during Tawjihi celebrations.

On Thursday morning, a 20-year-old was killed by a stray bullet in the Abu Nuseir area of Amman, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.

Security sources said that young man was walking in the area when a stray bullet hit him; he was rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead.

Security personnel opened an investigation on the incident, and are trying to find the shooter.

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