Mil­i­tants and troops killed

The Press and Journal (Moray) - - WORLD NEWS -

Jor­da­nian search teams have pulled three bod­ies of mil­i­tants from the rub­ble of their hide­out, a govern­ment of­fi­cial said.

The search came hours after as­sailants opened fire and set off ex­plo­sions that killed four mem­bers of the se­cu­rity forces try­ing to storm the build­ing.

The clash raised new con­cerns about at­tempts by do­mes­tic and for­eign mil­i­tants to carry out at­tacks and desta­bilise the pro-West­ern king­dom.

The chain of events in Jor­dan be­gan on Fri­day when as­sailants det­o­nated a home-made bomb un­der a po­lice car in the town of Fuheis.

The blast, deemed a ter­ror­ist at­tack, killed a po­lice of­fi­cer.

Se­cu­rity forces chas­ing the sus­pects ze­roed in on a multi-story build­ing in the town of Salt, near Fuheis, and at­tempted to storm it late on Satur­day.

The sus­pects holed up in­side opened fire and set off pow­er­ful ex­plo­sions, of­fi­cials said.

A govern­ment spokes­woman said three mem­bers of the se­cu­rity forces were killed.

She said on Sun­day that a fourth of­fi­cer had died and that the bod­ies of three sus­pects were pulled from the rub­ble. Five sus­pects are in cus­tody.

The side of the build­ing col­lapsed after the ex­plo­sions

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