US Embassy in Jordan warns of threat in Aqaba
US Embassy in Jordan warns of ‘possible imminent threat’ in port city of Aqaba.
The U.S. Embassy in Jordan has warned Americans of a “possible imminent threat” in the country’s Red Sea port of Aqaba and has recommended avoiding the city for the next 48 hours.
The embassy said Wednesday it has received “credible information” of a potential terrorist attack in the Gulf of Aqaba region. It provided no details and embassy officials declined comment.
Jordanian security officials said they had no information of a pending attack.
The embassy recommended Americans delay all nonofficial and personal travel to Aqaba for “at least the next 48 hours.”
It also urged Americans living in Aqaba to avoid the downtown and port areas.
Last month, a rocket struck the center of Aqaba — the second such attack in months — killing one Jordanian and wounding four.
Source: AP News