Jordanian MP fires AK-47 at colleague in parliament

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A Jordanian MP has fired an AK-47 at his colleague in parliament, prompting chaos.

A video of the shooting and subsequent rows shows Talal Al Sharif firing the gun at Qusay Dmeisi. The shot missed.

The men had earlier had a fierce parliamentary exchange and other MPs had been forced to hold back a visibly angry Al Sharif.

The argument intensified when Al Sharif left parliament and returned with the assault rifle.

He was stopped by guards as he attempted to enter parliament, forcing him to fire from the hallway.

In a similar incident last year, another Jordanian MP threatened his opponent with a pistol while being interviewed by a local TV station.

The most recent case is expected to be dealt with by police.

There have been calls for Al Sharif to be sacked from parliament.

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Posted by: Ali

Totally Agree Peter

Posted by: Peter

There have been calls for him to be sacked from Parliament? Really? This loony tunes should be arrested and locked away. Violence has no place in the workplace or anywhere else for that matter. Civility rules!

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