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Terror attack on intelligence office in Baqaa kills five security personnel

By JT - Jun 06,2016 - Last updated at Jun 06,2016

People attend the funeral of Corporal Omar Hiyari in the city of Salt on Monday. Hiyari was killed in a terror attack against the office of the general Intelligence Department in Baqaa refugee camp early Monday (Photo by Osama Aqarbeh)

AMMAN – Five General Intelligence Department (GID) personnel were killed early Monday in an attack on the department's office in the Palestinian refugee camp of Baqaa, a government official announced.

Minister of State for Media Affairs and Government's Spokesperson Mohammad Momani said in a statement carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra, that the cowardly attack on the security office in the first day of Ramadan shows the criminal behaviour of the terrorists, adding the attack took place before 7:00am. 

The attack left five personnel dead, including three officers who guarded the office.

Security agencies are investigating the accident to chase and bring the assailants to justice, and will announce further details later, Momani said.

The five security personnel were identified as Sergeant Loay Al Zyoud, Corporal Hani Al Qaaideh, Corporal Omar Al Hiyari, Private Ahmad Al Harahsheh and Soldier Mahmoud Al Awamleh



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