Jordan arrests more than 40 in connection to Afghan attack

More than 40 suspects were arrested in Jordan in connectionwith the December terrorist attack on a CIA meeting in Afghanistan,AFP reported Sunday night.

"More than 40 Jordanian jihadists, including ex-convicts,have been arrested," an official told AFP.

The attacker, Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al- Balawi, killed eightpeople inside a CIA base in Decemberafter claiming to have information about Osama bin Laden'ssecond-in-command.