Jordan: We have proof that rockets were fired from Egypt

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
August 3, 2010 16:58
1 minute read.

AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan has evidence that a rocket attack on its Red Sea port originated from neighboring Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, a top Jordanian official said Tuesday.

For its part, Egypt has strongly denied that any of the rockets fired at Israel's Red Sea port of Eilat on Monday came from its soil.

One of the rockets hit Jordan's Aqaba port killing one and injuring four.

The attack took place in a narrow area of the Red Sea coast where the Israeli and Jordanian ports are located side by side, both popular tourist destinations.

A Jordanian government official said Jordan had evidence that the rockets were fired from the Sinai, but would not elaborate on its precise nature.

The official insisted on anonymity citing diplomatic sensitivities because Jordan does not want to publicly embarrass Egypt.

He said Jordan did not believe it was the target of the rocket attack.

An Egyptian intelligence official, however said that police backed by 100 Bedouin trackers combed the area where the rocket supposedly came from and said there was nothing.

He added that the region close to the border was also covered by surveillance cameras which saw nothing.


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