Jordan foils major Daesh attacks plot

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Densely built apartment buildings and steep hills in Amman, Jordan.-AP
Densely built apartment buildings and steep hills in Amman, Jordan.-AP

Amman - The country's intelligence department had arrested 17 members of the cell

By Reuters

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Published: Mon 8 Jan 2018, 10:00 PM

Last updated: Tue 9 Jan 2018, 1:04 AM

Jordan said on Monday it had foiled a Daesh plot that included plans for a series of attacks last November on security installations, shopping malls and moderate religious figures, state media reported.
State news agency Petra said the country's intelligence department had arrested 17 members of the 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 destablise 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.



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