Three killed while trying to enter Syria illegally
Three men have been killed by Jordanian border guards while trying to infiltrate into Syria, media reports said Thursday, DPA reported.
The victims - two Egyptians and their Jordanian helper - were among a group who planned to enter Syrian territory illegally, the reports quoted security sources as saying.
Border guards opened fire on the group Tuesday night after they refused to stop, killing two Egyptians and the Jordanian who was supposed to guide them to Syria, the sources said.
At least 10 of the infiltrators of different nationalities were arrested and are under interrogation. There has been no word from the government so far.
On previous occasions, non-Jordanians were reported to have sneaked across the Jordanian-Syrian border on their way to Iraq to fight against US troops based there.