Scores dead in three Amman hotel bombings; Israelis evacuated before attack

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  1. poncho

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    Haaretz | November 9, 2005
    By Yoav Stern and Zohar Blumenkrantz

    Bombs rocked three hotels in Amman late last night, killing at least 57 people and wounding more than 115 in apparent suicide attacks. One of the hotels is known to be popular with Israeli tourists.

    "There were three terrorist attacks on the Grand Hyatt, Radisson SAS and Days Inn hotels, and it is believed that the blasts were suicide bombings," police spokesman Major Bashir al-Da'aja told The Associated Press. He declined to elaborate.

    There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks.

    A police official said the attacks were simultaneous and hit minutes before 9 P.M. in two districts in the Jordanian capital, including the commercial area of Jebel Amman and Al-Rabiyeh, which houses the Israeli Embassy.

    A number of Israelis staying yesterday at the Radisson SAS were evacuated before the bombing by Jordanian security forces, apparently due to a specific security alert. They were escorted back to Israel by security personnel.

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    The date, as written in the Middle East, was 09/11/05 - they write the day first, month second, and then the year.

    I see it as another attack on America, off shore, since all three are American Corporations even though they have become international.
     
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    It was definately meant for the western audience to be sure.
     

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