At Least One American Among Dead in Jordan

One American was killed and two others wounded by the terrorist bombings in Jordan yesterday, according to the U.S. Embassy in Jordan.

At Least One American Among Dead in Jordan (AP)

At least one American was among the 56 people killed in the Amman hotel bombings, a U.S. Embassy official said Thursday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in accordance with embassy rules, said Wednesday’s triple bombings also wounded at least two Americans. The official said the victim’s name and hometown were being withheld until family was notified.

I’m surprised there weren’t more Americans injured given that the hotels targetted were frequented by foreigners. Still, the main target of the attack was clearly Middle Eastern.

FILED UNDER: Middle East, Terrorism
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