One killed in Amman airport grenade blast
AMMAN: A grenade, carried from Iraq as a war souvenir by a Japanese journalist, exploded at Amman airport in Jordan on Thursday, killing a security officer and injuring several other people, a security source said.
“They opened the suitcase and it exploded and killed one security officer,” the source told Reuters, adding that the explosion happened next to the luggage-screening machine.
The journalist, who was travelling through Amman en route to Tokyo, was slightly hurt in the blast. The source said the journalist was taking a flight to Cairo from the Jordanian capital where he was due to travel onwards to Tokyo. —AFP