UNHCR condemns attack on Jordanian border guards, sends condolences
UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi sends his deepest condolences to Jordan and the families of soldiers killed and injured during an attack yesterday on a border guard post in north-east Jordan.
Condemning the attack, Grandi said: “UNHCR mourns the loss of life from this outrage”. The attack took place close to a waiting area for Syrians hoping to gain entry into Jordan. At least six Jordanian soldiers were killed in the attack in the remote region.
High Commissioner Grandi praises the professionalism and dedication of Jordanian security officials along the border in managing the inflow of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees since 2011.
The High Commissioner reiterates the heavy responsibility that Jordan is bearing and again urges the international community to support the government and host communities across Jordan.