Several suspects in Jordan blast arrested


Jordanian security forces have arrested several suspects in connection with an apparent assassination attempt on Israeli diplomats, the A-Rad newspaper reported Friday.

Israeli and Jordanian security officials were cooperating to pinpoint those responsible for Thursday’s failed attack in which a roadside bomb was detonated as two cars with Israeli diplomatic officials passed on the road from Amman to the Allenby Bridge.

Media outlets in Amman assessed that a “professional terror cell” was behind the attack, and warned that other similar assassination attempts would be made in the near future.

The Al Arabiya and Al Jazeera TV networks, meanwhile, reported that Jordanian authorities had arrested a cab driver on suspicion of planting the bomb.

No organization immediately claimed responsibility for the failed attack.



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