Jordan arrests five over West Bank suicide attack plot


Cell leader said to have received training in Gaza, planned to infiltrate West Bank and conduct bomb attacks

Jordan is holding a trial for five suspects involved in an alleged plot to conduct suicide attacks against Israeli targets in the West Bank, AFP reported Tuesday.

According to a judiciary source cited by the agency, the trial began recently at the state security court, a military tribunal that usually deals with terrorism-related cases.

The suspects, all of them Jordanian citizens, were arrested in February; the agency’s source did not specify why the arrest was not reported back then.

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Source: i24 News