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Jordan king says unprecedented terror attack thwarted

The arrest of a suspected terror group in Jordan thwarted an unprecedented attack that could have killed thousands of civilians, Jordan’s King Abdullah II said. The king said the country had “lived through an extremely delicate situation in recent days… but divine protection has thwarted the plans of these criminals and saved the lives of thousands of civilians in what would have been a crime never before seen in the kingdom.” He was speaking in a letter written to the head of Jordan’s intelligence services, General Saad Khair, which was made public. The Jordanian authorities have carried out a series of arrests of suspected terrorists in the past two weeks, and as recently as Monday the government spokeswoman said one suspect was still being sought. But the king said Tuesday all the members of the group had been arrested, without saying what the suspects were targeting. Full Story

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