Suspected Daesh suicide attack on Rukban refugee camp at Jordan-Syria border

Published October 16th, 2016 - 08:13 GMT
Syrian refugees look for water at the Rukban camp on the Jordanian border. (AFP/File)
Syrian refugees look for water at the Rukban camp on the Jordanian border. (AFP/File)

A suicide bombing has left three people dead and a further 20 injured on Sunday at a refugee camp on the border between Syria and Jordan, according to rebel sources. The attacked is believed to have been carried out by Daesh militants. 

Hala Akhbar, a website linked to the Jordanian military, also reported the explosion.

The attack targeted an outpost manned by the Jaish al-Ashair rebel group at the Rukban refugee camp, said Said Saif, spokesman for the Forces of Martyrs Ahmed al-Abdo Brigades, a Free Syrian Army rebel group fighting against Daesh.

Jordan has been on edge since a June car bomb attack launched from the Rukban area killed seven members of the Jordanian border guard. Jordan sealed the border in response, cutting off vital aid from some 75,000 Syrians stranded in the area.


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