Al-Qaeda-linked suspect killed in Jordan
'The suspect killed identifies as Suleiman al-Anjadi, holder of a temporary Jordanian passport', says security official.india Updated: Jan 10, 2007 03:31 IST
Jordanian security forces on Tuesday killed a suspected Al-Qaeda terrorist and captured another in a shootout in northern Jordan, state-run television reported and security officials said.
Some security forces were hurt in the operation lasting more than four hours, in which intelligence agents and police took part after a tip-off that Al-Qaeda terrorists were plotting attacks inside the country, reports said.
"An Al-Qaeda terrorist was killed and another was captured in Irbid" around 90 kilometers north of the capital Amman, television said quoting a security official.
The suspect killed was identified as Suleiman al-Anjadi, "holder of a temporary Jordanian passport", television said, implying he was a Palestinian from the Gaza Strip.
Unconfirmed reports suggested he was wanted by the authorities.
The captured suspect was named as Jordanian national Ramadan Mustafa al-Mansi, television said, after having previously identified him as Awni al-Mansi.
According to the report, "a group of intelligence forces backed by general security forces (police) were able to kill this morning a terrorist militant of the Al-Qaeda group and capture another".
The joint force "stormed a house in the Matlaa neighbourhood of Irbid, where they had sought refuge, and the suspects opened fire on the security forces when they tried to arrest them", the report added.