US warns of possible attacks on Jordan malls

Jordanian policemen stand guard outside the US embassy in Amman on September 14, 2011The US embassy in Amman warned Wednesday that it has received credible information about potential attacks against upmarket shopping malls in the Jordanian capital. The United States and other nations are increasingly jittery about the threat of “lone wolf” attacks carried out by radicalised people in their home country. On Sunday, US homeland security chief Jeh Johnson warned shoppers in one of America’s biggest malls, in the state of Minnesota, to be on guard after an Islamic militant group called for attacks on Western shopping centres. The US embassy said it had “received information of a potential threat against high-end malls in Amman.

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