Jordan arrests 17 people in foiled ISIS attack plot

Jordan arrests 17 people in foiled ISIS attack plot

Jordan said that it had foiled an ISIS 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 sid 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.

The statement said the cell had waged a series of bank robberies and car thefts to get financing, and manufactured homemade explosives from material bought from local markets, Reuters reported.

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