Thursday, November 10, 2005

Jordan hotel blasts : At least 57 dead

At least 57 people have been killed and about 300 injured in explosions at hotels in the Jordanian capital, Amman. The Grand Hyatt, Radisson and Days Inn hotels were hit in near-simultaneous blasts. Police suspect suicide bombers.



The hotels are popular with foreigners but most of the victims were Jordanian, many of them celebrating a wedding.

Jordan, a key US ally in the Middle East, has long been regarded as a prime target for attacks by radical Islamic militants, correspondents say.

What with Jordan's close relationship with the U.S. and it's support for the U.S. actions in Iraq this attack obviously has Al-Qaeda as its number one suspect .

My thoughts go out to the people of Jordan

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Blogger G_in_AL said...

Al-Qaida claimed responsibility Thursday for three suicide bomb attacks on Western hotels that killed at least 56 people, linking the deadly blasts to the war in Iraq and calling Amman the "backyard garden" for U.S. operations. Police continued a broad security lockdown and authorities sent DNA samples for testing to identify the attackers. Land borders were reopened after being closed for nearly 12 hours.

AP, today

November 10, 2005 7:20 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

Yea i spotted that one , "Al-qaeda in Iraq" with the dead zaqarwi at the helm

an attack on jordan was coming G , they are part of the war on terror and a supporter of mr Bush

al-qaeda said the day before that an attack will come , and they did

have you seen the details , this was a wedding reception and one of the 3 bombers followed the bride and groom into the reception then set of his bomb

sickening

the groom was crying on TV he has lost his family and dared them to explain how they can claim this is islamic

November 10, 2005 7:35 pm  

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