❑❑❑ IS-linked cell busted: ❑❑❑ Short circuit leads to blast:
Morocco on Thursday said it had broken a so-called Islamic State-allied “terrorist” cell that was planning a series of intricate attacks in cities across the country.
Some five suspected radicals between the ages of 29 to 43 were arrested by police as part of an anti-terrorism raid in several Moroccan cities, including the northern metropolis of Tangier, said an interior ministry statement. (AP)
Minister of State for Media Affairs Amjad Adaileh said that an explosion occurred in the early hours of Friday at a Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army depot containing unusable mortar munitions east of Zarqa.
According to the Jordanian News Agency (PETRA), Adaileh added that preliminary investigations indicate that the explosion was caused by an electrical short circuit in the depot which is located in an isolated and uninhabited area monitored by cameras.
“According to the Army General Command, until this moment, no casualties have been recorded as a result of the explosion,” he said. (KUNA)