Jordan 'was chemical bomb target'
Al-Qaeda-linked terrorists planned a chemical attack on Jordan’s spy headquarters that could have killed 20,000 people, officials have said. Earlier this week King Abdullah said a massive attack had been thwarted by a series of arrests, but named no target. Now unnamed officials say the suspects have confessed to plotting to detonate a chemical bomb on the Amman HQ of the Intelligence Services. The plot was reportedly hatched by al-Qaeda suspect Abu-Musab al-Zarqawi. Washington has accused the 38-year-old Jordanian radical of masterminding a string of spectacular suicide bombings in Iraq. Full Story