Three Hotels in Amman Jordan hit by Suicide Bombers
November 9th 2005
Days Inn in Amman
Sets of suicide bombers carried out simultaneous
attacks in Amman Jordan just before 9 p.m. GMT Wednesday. It has
been reported that at least 57 people were killed and at least 115
people were injured.
Three hotels were hit: The Grand Hyatt, the
Radisson and the Days Inn. The hotels are frequently used by
American and European businessmen and diplomats. This area has
become a base for those flying in and out of Iraq. Since the blasts
occurred almost simultaneously some have speculated that al-Qaida
might have been behind it.
The Radisson is popular with Israeli tourists and
has been the target of foiled plots in the past. After the Attacks,
local security forces, including anti-terrorism police units fanned
out across the city while police set up road blocks.
According to the Associated Press, “a
counterterrorism official, who spoke on condition of anonymity
because the investigation is ongoing, said that it's "likely" that
Jordanian-born militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was behind the
attacks.” Al-Zarquawi has already been sentenced to death in
absentia by the Jordanian government.
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