Explosion shakes Jordan's largest financial institution
An explosion that might have been caused by a bomb rocked a bank late Saturday, causing minor damage, police said Sunday. There were no casualties.
Initially, it was believed an old gas cylinder in the bank's cafeteria exploded, however police later on said they were exploring whether a bomb could have been the cause of the blast at an Amman branch of Arab Bank PLC.
The blast occurred shortly after 10:00 p.m. (local time), according to police officials.
The explosion pierced a hole in a back wall of the one-story, white-stone building on Mecca Street in an upscale Amman district, the officials said, cited by AP. The Arab Bank PLC is Jordan's largest financial institution. The Mecca Street branch, one of eighty in Jordan, was robbed some three years ago. (Albawaba.com)
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