Update: Fuheis bus explosion caused by ‘homemade explosive device’

Jordan

Published: 2018-08-11 11:46

Last Updated: 2018-08-11 13:48


The bus exploded on Friday night in Fuheis. (Roya)
The bus exploded on Friday night in Fuheis. (Roya)
Roya News Source

A statement released by the Ministry of Interior on Saturday said that the Fuheis bus explosion was caused by a homemade explosive device, which was planted in the spot where the security bus was scheduled to park.

Sergeant Adnan Qouqazeh died as a result of the explosion, while six others from the General Directorate of the Gendarmerie of Jordan (Darak forces) and the Public Security Directorate (PSD) were injured.

The Ministry said that “this cowardly act has only made our security forces more determined to fulfil their sacred duties of protecting citizens’ lives and dignities,” adding that those responsible for the attack will be brought to justice.

Prime Minister Omar Razzaz said on Saturday that “Jordan will forever stand firmly in the face of vicious terrorism.”

The security bus, which belonged to the Darak forces, exploded in Fuheis, just 20 kilometers northwest of Amman, on Friday night.

The vehicle exploded in the security area where the annual Fuheis Festival was being held.