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Police officer killed in fire exchange with terrorists in Salt

By Rana Husseini - Aug 11,2018 - Last updated at Aug 11,2018

Security forces surrounding a building where terrorists were hiding in Salt, northwest of Amman. Photo courtesy of JT readers

AMMAN - One police officer was killed and several others, including civilians, were injured in a raid on a building in Salt on Saturday night in connection to the terrorist attack on a gendarmerie vehicle a day earlier in Fuheis, the government spokesperson said.

 Early Saturday, the Interior Ministry on Saturday said a primitive explosive device was the cause of an explosion that ripped through a gendarmerie vehicle on Friday leaving one officer dead and six others injured.

The incident occurred at around 7:30pm Friday and targeted a gendarmerie vehicle that was parked near the premises of the Fuheis Festival, resulting in the death of gendarmerie officer Ali Qawqazah, according to a statement by the Ministry of Interior.

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