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Seven 'outlaws' killed in Irbid raid – Gov't

By JT - Mar 02,2016 - Last updated at Mar 02,2016

A photo posted on Irbid City Facebook page Tuesday night shows residents near the residential building the armed group holed up in

AMMAN – A security officer was killed during clashes with an armed group in the northern city of Irbid that also resulted in the killing of seven "outlaws", a government official said Wednesday.

Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communications and Government Spokesperson Mohammad Momani told the Amen FM, the radio station of the Public Security Department, that four security officers were injured but in stable conditions, adding that the raid ended in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Specialised security forces carried out a raid against a group of armed people, described as outlaws at around 7:00 pm and lasted until 3:00am.

The security officer killed in the raid was identified as Captain Rashed Zyoud.

Two citizens who happened to be in the area were also injured, sustaining wounds to the hand and the foot.  

The source told The Jordan Times that the wanted persons were holed up in a residential building in downtown near the Irbid District Electricity Company.

Some residents of Irbid city told The Jordan Times on Wednesday that life went back to normal in the morning.



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