Jordan claims foiling bomb attack in Jerash

AMMAN: Jordanian authorities have foiled a “terrorist” attack and arrested an Iraqi man in possession of explosives, a judicial source said on Monday.


“Security services thwarted a terrorist plan at the last minute which was going to be carried out by an Iraqi on behalf of Iran’s Quds Force,” the source told AFP, without providing further details.

The suspect, whose name was not given, was arrested in possession of 45 kilos of explosives in the northern town of Jerash.

The source did not say when he was detained.

He was due to appear before the state security court later Monday, accused of “possessing explosive material and planning terrorist acts”, the judicial source said.