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Shootout in southern Jordan kills three officers, suspect

AMMAN, JORDAN (AP) – Three police officers were killed in a restive area of southern Jordan yesterday while trying to arrest suspects in last week’s slaying of a police commander. The main suspect was also killed in the gunbattle, authorities said.

The shootout took place near the town of Maan, where Deputy Police Director Abdul Razzaq Abdel Hafez Al Dalabeh was killed last week. The Public Security Directorate said officers surrounded the location of suspects in the killing of the senior policeman.

One of the suspects “fired heavy bullets from an automatic weapon”, and the officers returned fire, the statement also said.

It added that officers arrested nine suspects and seized “automatic firearms and a large amount of ammunition”.


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