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Jordan jails two for planning IS embassy attacks

AFP , Wednesday 21 Mar 2018
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Two Jordanians were Wednesday sentenced to 10 years in jail with hard labour for planning attacks on the Amman embassies of Russia, Iran and Israel.

Jordan's state security court convicted the two men for having manufactured explosives and plotting attacks on behalf of "a terrorist group".

In the charge sheet seen by AFP, the two were accused of belonging to the Islamic State group and of planning to carry out bomb attacks in 2016 on the Russian, Iranian and Israeli embassies in Amman.

They were arrested in March 2016.

A suicide bombing in June of that year claimed by IS near a border post with war-torn Syria killed seven Jordanian soldiers.

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