January 8, 2018 / 12:03 PM / a year ago

Jordan says it foiled Islamic State plot to destabilize country - state media

AMMAN, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Jordan said on Monday it had foiled an Islamic State plot that included plans for a series of attacks last November on security installations, shopping malls and moderate religious figures, state media reported.

State news agency Petra said the country’s intelligence department had arrested 17 members of the cell and confiscated weapons and explosives that the militant group had planned to use in the operation. (Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi)

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