Jordanian woman kills three of her children

The 40-year-old woman strangled three of her children to death while two escaped

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A Jordanian mother reportedly strangled three of her children to death in the capital Amman on Saturday, as the motive behind the murders remains unknown.

Security sources told Agence France-Presse that the 40-year-old woman strangled two of her daughters - one aged three and another aged five - and a seven year-old son while they were asleep.

The woman’s two other daughters managed to run away from the house, and sought help from the building’s guard.

When police arrived at the crime scene, the woman was arrested then transferred to the hospital due to her being in shock. She will later be interrogated by police after her condition becomes more stable.

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