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Jordan says foils al Qaeda suicide bombing plot

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AMMAN, Mar 1 (Reuters) Jordanian intelligence foiled an al Qaeda plot to mount a suicide attack against a key civilian target using 4 kg (9 lb) of explosives, state television said today.

''The intelligence department have foiled a terrorist plot of a group belonging to the al Qaeda network, of Iraqi, Libyan and Saudi nationals, to execute by a suicide bombing an operation targeting a critical civilian installation,'' state television said.

The authorities did not name the installation that was targeted.

REUTERS DH RAI0028

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