AMMAN, Jordan — Jordanian police raided the hideouts of alleged weapon and drug traffickers on Wednesday, sparking rare gun battles in the kingdom’s normally peaceful capital in which one of the suspects was killed, officials said.
At least two officers were wounded and 13 other suspects were arrested in the raids.
A police statement described the group as a ‘‘terror cell,’’ but also said the suspects were stockpiling large amounts of arms for sale on the black market.
It did not say if they had any ideological or organization affiliation, nor if they were involved in planning any attacks.
In one raid, targeting a house in eastern Amman’s low-income Nasr district, two suspects opened fire and seriously injured two members of an elite police unit. One suspect was killed during the firefight that lasted more than an hour.
The police statement said the suspects were wanted for crimes including theft and attempted murder.
In a simultaneous raid in the middle-class Sweileh district, 12 other suspects sprayed raiding police with automatic weapons fire before they were arrested.