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Dozens have been detained in a
police crackdown mostly on Salafists, extremists who seek to revive
strict Muslim doctrine dating back to the era of the 6th
Century Prophet Muhammad, the official added.
He said the crackdown was
continuing across Jordan.
The Jordanian official declined to
provide other details and insisted on anonymity because he was not
allowed to speak to the media.
No one was killed or injured in
the January 14 attack on an Israeli Embassy convoy heading home
for the weekend. It was the first roadside bombing in Jordan and
exposed a security gap for Israeli diplomats.
close to Jordan's General Intelligence Department (GID) revealed that
the failed attempt on the lives of Israeli diplomats in Jordan was
apparently carried out on instructions from Teheran, and that
the GID was investigating the possibility that the explosives used in
the attack had been smuggled into the kingdom by Iranian diplomats.
itself was apparently carried out by local al-Qaida supporters who
received money and explosives from Iran, the sources said.
A Jordanian security official
on Sunday said authorities arrested dozens of fundamentalist Muslims
in connection with a failed bomb attack on a convoy of Israeli
diplomats earlier in January.
Amir Mizroch and Yaakov Katz contributed to this report