Jordan intelligence announced on Monday that they had thwarted an ISIS terrorist attack against security, commercial and media targets.
State news agency Petra said the country’s intelligence department had arrested 17 members of an ISIS cell and confiscated weapons and explosives that the militant group had planned to use in several operations.
“The members of the cell had planned to execute a number of terrorist attacks simultaneously to destabilize national security and sow chaos and terror among civilians,” the statement said.
The detainees were being interrogated before being put on trial in a military court, the authorities said without giving a date.
The statement said the cell had planned to wage a series of bank robberies and car thefts to get financing, and manufactured homemade explosives from material bought from local markets.
The detainees have been accused of conspiracy to commit terrorist attacks, promoting terrorist ideology, selling weapons and ammunition for the intention of staging terror attacks.