January 15, 2010

Jordan at the Center of War on Terror

Salameh Nematt, Daily Beast

AP Photo

Proving for the second time in the past month that Jordan is at the center of the war on terror, a roadside bomb detonated Thursday near a convoy of cars carrying three Israeli diplomats and two other embassy staff, on their way from Amman to Israel for the weekend.

None of the passengers were injured when the bomb exploded on the highway, halfway between the Jordanian capital and the King Hussein-Allenby Bridge, which links Jordan to the West Bank town of Jericho. The explosion, which occurred around 4:45 p.m., caused damage to one of the two cars carrying the diplomats, but they were able to continue their trip. The explosive device appears to have been detonated remotely. Jordanian fire engines, ambulances, and security forces rushed to the scene within minutes.

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