Several Wounded as Jordan Security Forces Raid Terrorist Cell in al-Salt
Jordanian security forces carried out on Saturday a raid against a terrorist cell suspected of involvement in the al-Fuheis terrorist attack on Friday, reported the Petra news agency.
The security forces had moved in on al-Salt city to arrest the suspects behind the attack, but they refused to turn themselves over. A shootout soon ensued.
The terrorists had previously booby-trapped the building where they were fortified in and detonated it during the raid, leaving one member of the security forces dead and a number wounded.
Several civilians were also injured in the incident.
Three of the suspects were arrested.
One policeman was killed and six others wounded when a homemade explosives device went off near their van in al-Fuheis on Friday.
"This cowardly act will only increase the determination to do our job to protect people," the interior ministry statement said.