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Jordan Foils Plot Against Diplomats, US Soldiers

Jordan Foils Plot Against Diplomats, US Soldiers

Tuesday, 12 November, 2019 - 08:45
Jordanian forces via Reuters.
Asharq Al-Awsat

Jordanian intelligence recently foiled a plot by two suspected militants to mount terror attacks against US and Israeli diplomats alongside US troops deployed at a military base in the south of the country, state-owned al-Rai newspaper reported on Tuesday.

It said the suspects had planned to drive vehicles into their targets and attack them with firearms and knives.

They would stand trial in Jordan’s state security court, it added.

ISIS militants and other extremist groups have long targeted Jordan and dozens of militants are currently serving lengthy prison terms.

Jordan said last year it had foiled an ISIS plot that included plans for a series of attacks on security installations, shopping malls and moderate religious figures.

It arrested the suspects, according to Reuters.

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