Jordan executes 2 prisoners after IS killing of pilot

Amman: A Jordanian government spokesman says Jordan has executed two prisoners, including a would-be female suicide bomber from al-Qaeda.

The executions at dawn today came just hours after Islamic State militants released a video that purportedly showed a captured Jordanian fighter pilot being burned alive in a cage. Jordan vowed a swift and lethal response.

Government spokesman Mohammed al-Momani said that two prisoners, Sajida al-Rishawi and Ziad al-Karbouli, were executed early today. Al-Rishawi has been on death row for her role in a triple hotel bombing in the Jordanian capital Amman in 2005 that killed dozens.

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