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Border guards kill infiltrator on Syrian border

By JT - Aug 19,2014 - Last updated at Aug 19,2014

AMMAN — The border guards killed at dawn Tuesday one of two armed persons who attempted to illegally cross the border from Syria and exchanged fire with the soldiers, the Jordan Armed Forces (JAF) said in a statement carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra. 

The other was arrested, the army said. 

A total of 833 Syrian refugees crossed the border into Jordan during the past 72 hours, according to the JAF official source, as quoted by Petra. 

Several infiltration incidents and ensuing clashes have been reported on the northern border over the past few months.

The army killed another infiltrator last week. The man, who crossed into Jordan last Wednesday, refused to surrender to a border guard unit, forcing its members to open fire in line with the rules of engagement, the army announced a day later. 

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