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Wanted outlaw with 110 criminal records killed in Balqa raid

Amman, March 13 (Petra) -- A security taskforce late Monday killed a dangerous outlaw, who reportedly opened fire at police agents, while trying to arrest him in a raid in al-Balqa governorate, a security source announced.

A statement by the Public Security Department (PSD), on Tuesday said its personnel ringed a farm located in al-Balqa governorate some 29 kilometers from Amman to arrest outlaws, but one of the two wanted men started shooting heavily at police.

The police applied rules of engagement, where the armed outlaw was fatally wounded and later succumbed to his wounds.

Police seized the weapons used in the exchange of fire and arrested the other criminal who was with the outlaw in the farm, the statement added.

The two suspects, who were classified as "very dangerous" have criminal records that include premeditated murder, robbery, drugs possession, carrying weapons, shootings and others.

Police have also arrested a number of people, who were found while searching the farm and were taken for interrogation, the statement added.

//Petra//S Kh

13/3/2018 - 11:45:53 AM
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