Police kill three wanted persons, including jail escapees, in armed confrontation

(File photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN — In an armed confrontation with special security forces, the police announced the deaths of three wanted terrorists, two of whom had recently escaped from jail, according to Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

The third person is a key member of a terrorist cell responsible for the killing of a police brigadier general in December 2022 during riots in the south of the Kingdom.

The media spokesman explained that a few days ago, two convicted prisoners managed to escape from jail. The fugitives were discovered yesterday hundreds of meters from the Kingdom's southeastern border strip, in highly rough terrain. They were using a stolen vehicle.

He also stated that a special security force was mobilized and sent on foot to the area in pursuit of the wanted men.

The fugitives opened fire after being surrounded, hence the security forces returned fire as per the rules of engagement. An exchange of fire resulted in the death of the three wanted men.

A committee is currently investigating the jailbreak, the spokesman concluded.

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