Police arrested seven members of Jordan's largest Muslim opposition group for allegedly setting up armed groups with the aim of destabilizing the kingdom, the group's leader said Thursday.
The latest arrests bring to nine the total number of members of the Islamic Action Front, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood Movement, who were detained by police since May 22. Two Islamic Front members detained for the same reason 15 days ago were released last week, said the group's secretary general, Zaki Bani Ersheid.
Government officials were not immediately available for comment.
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