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Two killed in infiltration attempt from Syria

By Petra - Apr 01,2015 - Last updated at Apr 01,2015

AMMAN — Two men were killed on Tuesday evening in an attempt to illegally cross into the Kingdom from Syria, a Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army source said Wednesday.

The two were shepherding sheep across the valley and into Jordan, and refused to heed Border Guards’ warnings, prompting army personnel to open fire in line with the rules of engagement, the source said.

The two men were killed in the gunfire exchange.

Border Guards found their bodies and seized the weapons and ammunition they were carrying.

The army said it “will not hesitate” to use force in dealing with any border infiltration attempts.

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