Islamist mob armed with swords, daggers and bats attacks police in Jordan

AMMAN: “Islamist protesters armed with swords, daggers and bats have attacked police in the Jordanian city of Zarqa, wounding 51 of them, and 32 other police suffered from tear-gas inhalation.

Lieutenant General Hussein Majali told a news conference: ”It was clear that the demonstrators had plans to clash with police. They carried swords and daggers and were provocative, seeking to drag police into a bloody confrontation.”

Members of the Salafist Islamist movement have been demonstrating over the past few weeks to demand the release of 90 prisoners, including Abu Mohammed al-Maqdessi, the one-time mentor of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the al-Qaeda leader killed in Iraq.”

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