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Jordanian army officer killed on Syria border

3 soldiers injured in attack by smugglers

Laith Al-Jnaidi   | 16.01.2022
Jordanian army officer killed on Syria border FILE PHOTO

AMMAN, Jordan

A Jordanian army officer was killed and three soldiers injured on Sunday on border with neighboring Syria, according to the military.

A military statement said smugglers opened fire on Jordanian border guards, which responded to the fire.

The attackers fled into Syrian territories, while a large cache of drugs was seized, according to the statement.

Jordan has seen hundreds of smuggling attempts in recent years, particularly from Syria and Iraq as a result of deteriorating security conditions in the two neighbors.

*Writing by Ahmed Asmar

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