Israel Continues Search for Infiltrator from Jordan
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Israel Continues Search for Infiltrator from Jordan

Israeli soldiers continued their search Sunday in the Jordan Valley for a suspected terrorist infiltrator from Jordan who was believed to have escaped in an armed clash the day before.

The infiltrators, believed to number three men, crossed near the settlement of Argaman. One was quickly captured by an Israel Defense Force patrol. A second was tracked down and shot dead two hours later in a brief firefight.

Military sources said both the dead man and the captured man were former residents of the West Bank who had crossed to Jordan, obtained weapons there and crossed back intent on carrying out an armed attack on a Jewish target as an expression of their opposition to the peace process.

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