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Police investigating attacks on vehicles, property in Irbid towns

By Rana Husseini - Feb 01,2016 - Last updated at Feb 01,2016

AMMAN — Irbid police on Monday said they are searching for several suspects in connection with attacks on vehicles and properties in the northern towns of Malka and Um Qais.

“We are searching for several suspects and we are questioning a suspect in connection with the Um Qais attacks,” Irbid Police Department Director Brig. Gen. Ali Hamlan said.

Several Um Qais residents woke up on Monday to discover that their vehicles were damaged, but nothing was stolen, said Irbid Deputy Bassel Malkawi.

“Around 10 vehicles were attacked by unidentified assailants and we are following up closely with the police. The safety of our community is a priority to everyone,” Malkawi told The Jordan Times over the phone.

The lawmaker added that several vehicles and a kiosk were also attacked in the town of Malka three days ago.

“We have no idea who committed these evil attacks.  I believe that they could be drug addicts who lose control when using drugs and attack property,” Malkawi said.

But Hamlan said the Um Qais and Malka incidents were not thought to be connected.

“We believe that the incidents are not related and that one individual is responsible for the Um Qais attacks,” the police official told The Jordan Times.


He added that investigators have good leads in both incidents and once the individuals are arrested “the public will surely hear about it”.

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