Jordan arrests suspect in killing of intelligence officers at Palestinian camp

by WorldTribune Staff, June 7, 2016

Security forces in Jordan have arrested a suspect in the June 6 attack on a Palestinian refugee camp that killed five people, including three Jordanian intelligence officers.

Jordanian security vehicles near the Baqa'a camp. /Reuters
Security vehicles near Baqa’a. /Reuters

After a major manhunt, the suspect was tracked down and taken into custody following the attack at the Baqa’a camp, Jordanian state television reported, according to Reuters.

The attack, which targeted at an office of the General Intelligence Department in the camp, stunned the Jordanian government.

Three intelligence officers and two civilians were killed in what Jordanian officials said was a “terrorist attack” on the outskirts of the capital Amman.

Similar Palestinian refugee camps in Syria and Lebanon have also been targeted by sectarian violence.