Officer killed in Balqa blast buried in hometown | Jordan News | Ammon News

Officer killed in Balqa blast buried in hometown

[2/15/2019 3:07:22 PM]

AMMONNEWS - Warrant Officer Mus'ab Ottoum who was killed in the line of duty in the Blaqa blast incident yesterday was laid to rest in Jerash's Souf town on Friday.

Ottoum received a military funeral by the Jordan Armed Forces- Arab Army General Command, where Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lt. Gen. Mahmoud Freihat, the Minister of Interior Sameer Mubaideen and heads of security agencies joined officers of the armed forces and security agencies, officials and local mourners.

The coffin of Ottoum, draped in the Jordanian flag, was carried by comrade officers to the cemetery in the town of Souf after midday prayers in the town's mosque.

On Thursday, an explosion was reported in the Wadi al Azraq area, and security forces were called to the scene to deal with the blast that killed one citizen.

Another blast took place as officers were examining the site, claiming the lives Warrant Officer Ottoum of the General Intelligence Directorate and First Lieutenant Ahmed Jaloudi of the Public Security Department.

Eight security service members were also wounded in the explosion.

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