Comment by the Information and Press Department on the act of terrorism in Jordan

Monday, 13 August 2018 18:02

On August 10 one law enforcement officer was killed and six wounded as a result of the detonation of a self-made explosive near a patrol car carrying gendarmerie and police that were jointly patrolling the area in Amman’s suburb of Fuheis. They represented law enforcement agencies of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Following the incident, on August 11, Jordanian special task forces conducted an operation to neutralise the group of armed extremists involved in the attack in the city of Al-Salt, the administrative centre of the Al-Balqa Province. According to incoming reports, another three law enforcement officers were killed and some 20 people, including civilians, were wounded during the assault of the building where the militants had taken shelter.

As a result of the operation by Jordanian law enforcement forces, three militants were killed and another five arrested.

Moscow resolutely condemns yet another round of terrorist activity in Jordan, which graphically demonstrates the inhuman nature of extreme radicals who do not care who they hurt. We declare our support for the leaders and people of friendly Jordan in countering the terrorist threat. We express our condolences to the families and friends of the dead and wish early recovery to the wounded. This act of terrorism shows again the need for broad international coordination in the resolute and uncompromising struggle against transnational terrorist groups.

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