US Embassy Attack Foiled in Jordan

The U.S. embassy in Amman, Jordan
The U.S. embassy in Amman, Jordan (Photo: U.S. State Department)

An attack on the U.S. embassy in Jordan was foiled by Jordanian security forces, The Times of Israel reported. The attack was planned by a 17-member ISIS cell that was arrested before the attack could be carried out.

The cell also planned attacks on the French Institute of Jordan, the Ro’ya TV channel, a nightclub, tunnels belonging to the country’s Phosphate Company, a church and an Israeli businessmen.

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The cell was divided into three groups to facilitate the attacks: The first group previewed the targets; the second group was to provide technical support and carry out minor attacks; finally, the third group was to execute the major attacks including suicide bombings.

Although the details of the arrests were just made public, the plots were discovered last November, according to the Jordanian news outlet Al Rai.



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