The General Intelligence Department (GID) on Monday announced that it had foiled a terrorist plot that was planned in November by a "cell affiliated with [ISIS]."
The suspected cell members intended to carry out several terror operations simultaneously with the aim of destabilizing national security and spreading chaos and fear among citizens, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.
Acting on intelligence, GID agents arrested 17 suspects who are believed to be involved in the plot, and seized weapons and materials that were supposed to be used in the terror plot.
During interrogation, the cell members reportedly revealed that the group had prepared a comprehensive plan to carry out the assault after examining the targets and set a mechanism to carry out the plot.
Among the targets were security and military centers, malls, media outlets and moderate religious figures.
The cell members planned to secure financial support to carry out their plots through robbing banks in Ruseifa and Zarqa and stealing vehicles to sell. They also planned to manufacture explosives by using basic ingredients available in the market.
All the detained members were referred to the State Security Court’s (SSC) prosecutor general, who started investigating and indicted the suspects with plotting to carry out terrorist acts, promoting the ideologies of a terror group and involvement in carrying out acts of terrorism.
They have also been indicted for selling weapons and ammunition, securing funds money and possessing weapons for purposes of carrying out terror acts.
All the detained members will be referred to the SSC once the prosecutor completes all the procedures, Petra said.
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This article has been adapted from its original source.
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