Unknown assailants opened fire at dawn at an army adjutant in the northeastern border town of Arsal, the state-run National News Agency reported on Thursday.

The NNA reported that two unknown assailants riding a red motorcycle opened fire in the town’s al-Jamarek Square at adjutant Ahmed Awdeh while he was heading to his work.

Awdeh was severely wounded in his back and was swiftly transferred to al-Rayyan hospital.

NNA said that Awdeh’s condition is stable.The army later on Thursday issued a communique confirming the shooting.