Deadly car bomb kills six in Jordan
A car bomb exploded near a Jordanian army post on the sealed border with war-ravaged Syria, killing six members of Jordan’s security forces and wounding 14 in what the military called a “cowardly terrorist attack”. It was the deadliest attack along the tense border in recent memory and it raised new questions about the kingdom's ability to block spillovers from long-running conflicts next door. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the assault. The military said the explosion went off at 5.30am near a makeshift encampment for tens of thousands of Syrian refugees stranded in a remote desert area on the border, awaiting entry into Jordan. The attack targeted a military post serving Syrian refugees in an area known as Ruqban - the larger one of two tent encampments that expanded rapidly in recent months as more Syrians fleeing fighting at home try to get into Jordan.