Three officers killed, 5 injured in raid on police colonel’s suspected killer

Crown Prince participates in officer’s funeral in Sweileh

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AMMAN — Three police officers were killed on Monday and five others were injured during a raid on the hideout of a man suspected of killing Col. Abdulrazaq Dalabeeh on Thursday, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.اضافة اعلان

The three officers were identified as Cpt. Gaith Rahahleh, Lit. Mutaz Injada, and Cpl. Atef Shaqareen.

According to the initial statement issued by the Public Security Directorate (PSD), the suspect was killed during the raid, while eight others were apprehended.

The suspect is believed to be responsible for killing Dalabeeh, assistant director of the Maan Police Directorate, while the officer was responding to riots in the Husseiniya district of Maan on Thursday, the PSD said.

According to the police, “a special security force raided a terrorist cell in the Husseiniya area of Maan Governorate after investigations into the death of Colonel Abdulrazaq Dalabeeh a few days ago narrowed the suspect pool down to a group of brothers who subscribe to takfiri ideology.”

“As soon as the special security force arrived at the suspects’ hideout, one of the suspects opened fire with an automatic weapon, killing three officers and injuring five others,” the police added.

The police stated that nine other people were arrested on suspicion of being involved in the case, including four brothers of the suspect who fired at the police, three sons of one of the brothers, and two other people who were with them. The police found a large cache of automatic firearms and ammunition with the suspects.

The three officers were buried in their respective hometowns in Tafileh, Madaba, and Salt.

HRH Crown Prince Hussein Attended Monday in the funeral of Captain Ghaith Qassem Al-Rahahleh in Sweileh.

Meanwhile, Al-Mamlaka TV quoted an official source saying that sources revealed information about the terrorist killed in the Husseiniya raid.

Al-Mamlaka TV quoted the sources as saying that the terrorist killed in the Husseiniya raid was born in 2002 and one of his brothers was killed in Syria five years ago after joining the terrorist organization Al-Nusra.

The sources added that his other brother has been imprisoned in Jordan for two years on terrorism charges, and that four of his brothers and three of his nephews were also arrested during the raid.

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