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British Officer’s Arab Murderer Captured, Killed

June 27, 1923
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The story of the capture and killing of Abdul Kadir, murderer of Lietenant Swann, British paymaster, has now been made public and throws light on the circumstances which enabled Kadir to evade his searchers for more than a week.

After murdering Swann, Abdul Kadir hid in a cave near the village of Gimzo. He was in hiding there for a week until Saturday last when he came out of the cave to inquire of the shepherds whether any police are about. He then returned to his cave. The shepherds informed the mukhtar of the village who reported to Capt. Miller, Governor of Ramleh.

With a copany of British gendarmes and local police, Capt. Miller surrounded and bombed the cave, Kadir throwing a bomb which did not explode. Miller then shot Abdul Kadir in the neck, and the Arab police dragged the dying man through Ramleh and Ludd until he expired.

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