Israel checks Jordan embassy after bomb attack

AMMAN - Israeli security experts paid a visit to Jordan on Friday to evaluate risks of any attacks against the Jewish state’s Amman embassy a day after a bomb attack on a convoy from the mission.

By (AFP)

Published: Sat 16 Jan 2010, 1:12 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 7:39 AM

Jordanian Information Minister Nabil Sharif told AFP the delegation was assessing “Israeli security measures of their embassy” in the wake of the blast that caused no casualties as the convoy headed for Israel via the West Bank.

The minister said however that the delegation was “in no way involved in the ongoing investigation which is totally in the hands of the Jordanian authorities.”

Sharif said that “no arrest has occurred up until this time and no information can blame a particular group in the attack.”

Following the attack on Thursday, Sharif had said there were no casualties or damage.

“While cars, including two Israeli embassy cars, were travelling near the town of Naur on the road between Amman and the Jordan Valley a bomb exploded without causing casualties or damage,” Sharif said.

A source close to the investigation said the blast left a crater 10 centimetres (four inches) deep and 80 centimetres (32 inches) wide.

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