IS claims deadly suicide attack on Jordanian soldiers

Jordanian mourners carry the body of intelligence corporal Omar al-Hayari, one of the five Jordanian intelligence agents killed during a gun attack at the Palestinian refugee camp of Baqaa, on June 6, 2016The Islamic State group on Sunday claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing this week that killed seven Jordanian soldiers on the Syrian border, the jihadist-linked news agency Amaq said in a statement on its website. Tuesday’s blast, which also left 13 soldiers wounded, struck near an area of no man’s land where thousands of Syrian refugees are stranded and where the frontiers of Iraq, Syria and Jordan meet. Quoting an unnamed source, the Amaq statement said the attack against “the Jordanian-American base at Rukban in Jordan was carried out by an Islamic State fighter”.

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