Police foil al-Qaia terror plot in Jordan

Jordanian police have foiled a planned suicide bombing by al-Qaida in the kingdom and arrested two Iraqi militants and a Libyan, state-run media said.

An unidentified security official said the militants planned to attack a “vital civilian facility,” but the target was not further described, the official Petra news agency reported.

“Our security forces succeeded in foiling a terrorist plot organised by the al Qaida terrorist group involving people of Iraqi, Libyan and Saudi nationality,” the official was quoted as saying.

Police are hunting several other militants, including a Saudi Arabian and three Iraqis.

There was no mention if the arrests were related to today’s three prison riots in Jordan that ended after a 14-hour standoff.

State-run TV showed photographs of three men described as the two detained Iraqi nationals and the Libyan. Other images were broadcast showing automatic rifles and explosives materials.

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