JORDAN: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLING FIVE INTELLIGENCE AGENTS IN PALESTINIAN CAMP
August 4, 2016: A Jordanian court sentenced a man to death for killing five intelligence agents in their office in a Palestinian Arab refugee camp in June, AFP reported, citing state media.
Amman's state security court "sentenced the criminal Mahmud Masharfeh to death by hanging for his terrorist act against the intelligence agency," the kingdom's official Petra news agency said.
Masharfeh, a Jordanian national, was arrested hours after the June 6 attack in the Baqaa camp north of Amman.
Jordan is a leading member of the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State (ISIS) group in Iraq and Syria, and has been the target of jihadist attacks.
But no group claimed responsibility for the Baqaa shooting, which authorities said was "an individual and isolated act". (Sourcecs: Arutz Sheva, 05/08/2016)