Deadly car bomb kills six in Jor­dan

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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.

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