US Embassy in Jordan warns of threat in Aqaba

The US 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.

Last Updated: Sep 15, 2010, 22:26 PM IST

Amman: The US 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 today 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 centre of Aqaba - the
second such attack in months - killing one Jordanian and
wounding four.

-PTI