27 Jun '16, 12pm

Islamic State claims Jordan suicide bombing

Islamic State claims Jordan suicide bombing

Bombing on the Jordanian border outpost as seen in the Islamic State video After being suspected of orchestrating a suicide bombing in Jordan near the border with Syria last week, the Islamic State has now officially claimed the attack. The bombing left six Jordanian border guards dead and 14 others wounded near a refugee camp in a remote part of Jordan’s Mafraq Governorate. In a short statement released by the Islamic State’s ‘Amaq News Agency, the jihadist group said that the “martyrdom attack which hit the joint US-Jordanian Rukban base inside Jordan was carried out by an Islamic State fighter.” In addition to the statement, ‘Amaq released a one-minute video showing the suicide bomber detonating on the remote outpost. The assault marks the first time that the Islamic State has struck inside Jordanian territory. However, in 2014, the Islamic State attempted to seize the ...

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