Jordanian forces fight off border attack near Rukban camp

Clashes between the militants and Jordanian border patrol guards ensued, after which the three gunmen were killed. (File photo: Reuters)

Forces from the Jordanian Army were able to fight off an attack on outposts opposite al-Rukban camp near its borders with Syria.

An official source in the General Command of the Jordanian Armed Forces said that three motorcyclists, traveling from Syrian territory to Jordan, tried to target the front positions of the border guards near Rukban camp on Saturday morning.

Clashes between the militants and Jordanian border patrol guards ensued, after which the three gunmen were killed. An officer was slightly injured and received medical care and his condition is now stable.

A car bomb exploded in the sprawling Rukban refugee camp last month near the border with Jordan on causing injuries. The blast came two days after a double car bomb attack at the same site

ISIS has previously claimed responsibility of the attacks near the camp.

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