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Jordan Confirms Grad Missile Hit Aqaba

author Friday April 23, 2010 06:12author by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies Report post

The Jordanian Authorities confirmed Thursday that the explosion that took place at a cooling warehouse, north of the Aqaba coastal city was a grad missile, but added that the missile was not fired from Jordan.

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The statement came after Israel stated that two missiles were fired at Eilat coastal city, and that one of them landed in Aqaba. Israel stated that the missiles were either fired from Jordan or from Egypt.

Jordan’s Information and Communication Minister, Nabil Sharif, said that the missiles were not fried from Jordanian territories.

The Petra Jordanian News Agency stated that Sharif said that an investigation is ongoing, but the missiles were absolutely not fired from Jordan.

The Israeli Radio reported that initial information revealed that two missiles were fired either from Jordanian territories or from Egypt or even from Sinai Peninsula.

One of the shells landed near the Eilat Port causing no damage or injuries, while the second shells passed through Eilat airspace and landed in the industrial area in Aqaba.

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