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Army captain killed, 3 soldiers injured by smugglers on borders with Syria

Jordan Daily – A Border Guard captain was killed and three soldiers were injured early Sunday while engaging a group of smugglers on the Kingdom’s northeastern frontiers.

In a statement , the Jordan Armed Forces – Arab Army said that at Sunday dawn, smugglers opened fire on a Border Guard patrol on the northeastern borders before the troops returned fire and pushed the smugglers back to inside Syrian territory.

The incident left Captain Muhammad Khudayrat dead while three other soldiers were injured and were evacuated to a nearby military hospital. A search of the area where the incident took place found narcotics which the smugglers left behind, the army said.

The army reaffirmed that it will not tolerate any smuggling or infiltration attempts targeting national security. The army offered condolences and sympathies to the fallen captain’s family and wished the injured a speedy recovery.

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