Sources: Jordan arrests four Iraqis allegedly planning to blow up Amman hotel
Jordanian authorities have detained four Iraqis on suspicion of plotting to blow up a luxury Amman hotel frequented by US nationals and foreign journalists, diplomatic sources told AFP.
"Four Iraqis were arrested in Amman last week for their involvement in an attempt to blow up the Hyatt Amman Hotel", one of the sources disclosed Tuesday.
Nearly 70 foreign journalists were staying in the hotel at the time of the plot, along with many Americans staying in two adjacent tower blocks.
Grand Hyatt Amman is located in the heart of the capital's business and diplomatic district. It includes 316 rooms and linked to the Hyatt Tower and Zara Expo, Amman's leading conference and exhibition center.
Reuters, quoting diplomatic sources, also said Jordan suspected five Iraqi diplomats whom it expelled last month of plotting to poison water supplies serving military bases in the east of the country near the Iraqi border. (Albawaba.com)
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