4 Jordanian police killed in clash with gunmen during raid

Four policemen were killed today in an exchange of fire with wanted men in a central Jordanian province where assailants had killed 10 people in a series of ambushes earlier this week, state media says

Several wanted men were killed and others arrested after the firefight in the province of Karak, the official news agency Petra reports. The report did not say how many of the alleged fugitives had been killed.

State media said police officers came under fire during a raid of a suspected hideout of fugitives. Petra says the cell targeted Tuesday was not connected to those involved in Sunday’s attacks in Karak.

Earlier Tuesday, the extremist group Islamic State claimed responsibility for Sunday’s shootings which killed nine Jordanians and a tourist from Canada.

AP

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