Six Jordanian soldiers died early Tuesday in a vehicle bomb attack at the Syria-Jordan border contrarySyria’s Rukban refugee camp, army officials said.
some other 14 humans had been injured inside the blast, a Jordanian military source stated, adding thevehicle exploded near the camp, domestic to 50,000 people fleeing the Syrian civil conflict. There were noreports of refugee accidents.
Jordan’s kingdom television referred to as the incident a “cowardly terrorist act.” No institution hasintroduced obligation for the incident.The camp is on the intersection of the Iraqi, Syrian and Jordanian borders. Jordan, which is worried within the U.S.-led coalition towards the Islamic state, has maintained tight control of its border, guarded with patrols and drones, for the reason that civil battle commenced in Syria in 2011.
Jordan has regularly occurring greater than six hundred,000 U.N.-registered refugees from Syria before it closed border crossings in 2013, but has received grievance over situations on the Rukban camp. The United nations has encouraged that Jordan, whose refugee efforts are heavily funded via overseasresource, must accept extra refugees and move the camps towards the capital, Amman, and away fromthe borders. Jordan has countered by way of suggesting the camps had been infiltrated by Islamic countrysupporters.