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Thursday, November 10, 2005

Multiple suicide bombings in Jordan

I missed this earlier today - at least 57 dead after three hotels in Amman were suicide bombed - the Grand Hyatt, Radisson SAS, and Days Inn.

Here's a description of one suicide attack:
One of the blasts took place inside a wedding hall where 300 guests were celebrating — joined by a man strapped with explosives who had infiltrated the crowd. Black smoke rose into the night, and wounded victims stumbled from the hotels.
From the story linked below it sounds like most of the victims were Jordanians.

Associated Press - Al Qaeda claims credit for Jordan blasts.

UPDATE: Why does the BBC Online insist on distancing itself from it's own headlines. Their headline for the Jordan bombings:
'Al-Qaeda' claims Jordan attacks
Are they disputing the name Al Qaeda? And further into the item:
'Suicide bombers'
Are they disputing that they were suicide bombers? Of coures the only use of the word 'terrorist' in the item is within a quote attributed to King Abdullah II of Jordan.

Posted by Antarctic Lemur | 11/10/2005 10:34:00 PM