Jordan kills two crossing into Israel

Two people were shot dead and a further two wounded as they tried to cross the border illegally from Jordan to Israel.

    Jordan has the longest border with Israel

    Jordanian border guards surrounded the men, who were attempting to cross the Jordan river valley on Monday.

    Local police said they discovered automatic weapons and a large amount of ammunition.

    “The vigilance of the border guards foiled their attempt by surrounding the infiltrators, who started to shoot at the guards,” Jordan’s Information Minister, Nabil al-Sharif, told reporters.

    Both Israel and Jordan have maintained strict control of their common border.

    The last reported incident happened in 2002 and resulted in the death of a man trying to cross into Israel.

    The names and nationalities of the four men have not yet been disclosed, AP said.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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