Jordan ‘thwarts al-Qaeda attack’

What in heaven’s name is happening in Jordan! Early this morning, a hostage drama unfolded in a Jordanian prison and now this:

Jordan has foiled a planned suicide bomb attack on "a vital civilian installation," official state-run media has reported. Two Iraqis and a Libyan, believed to be members of the al-Qaeda terror network, have been arrested in connection with the plot, Petra news agency reported. Police are said to be hunting several other militants, including a Saudi Arabian and three Iraqis. In November 2005, 54 people died in an al-Qaeda bombing of a Jordanian hotel.

Jordanian government spokesman Nasser Judeh said the militants had planned to attack a "vital civilian facility" in the capital in Amman, but he refused to give further details about the nature of the target. Mr Judeh told the Associated Press that police had made the arrests after gaining new intelligence. State-run TV showed photographs of the three detained men, along with images showing automatic rifles and bomb making materials. "The intelligence services seized 4kg (8.8lb) of heavy explosives," a statement from an unnamed a statement from an unnamed security official read out on state TV said.

Source: [BBC]

Yes, I’m worried!

4 thoughts on “Jordan ‘thwarts al-Qaeda attack’”

  1. What a wonderful surprise to come across your very informative and well displayed blog. I really enjoyed the pictures best of all.
    I’m originally from Iraq. I left back in the seventies. I’m a member of the Assyrian-Christrian community that’s being held hostage to today’s political chaos. I would be most interested in your analysis about Iraq.

  2. Natasha this is not surprising. fortunatley jordan’s security is awesome and they thwart many attckas, and not just in Jordan. after the amman attacks, i read an article in the LA times that stated the JOrdanian security forces have helped provide infor to the the US that thwarted attacks more than the Israeli Mousad had provided to the US.

  3. Seriously, what’s happening in Jordan?… Here’s the question, why are they doing this?? I wouldn’t say they’re stupid, because otherwise they wouldn’t have been able to plan all this… but they’re heartless people, who won’t have time to regret what thery’re doing!
    By the way, great website, again, it’s nice to know a place where u can always find the latest news, and you’re doing a great job at that 🙂

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