Jordan says missile hit Aqaba Russsian-made, not fried from its territory

08:36, April 23, 2010      

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A missile that hit a warehouse in the southern Jordanian port of Aqaba was Russian-made and fired from outside the kingdom's territories, a minister said.

An explosion that rocked a refrigerator store near Aqaba early turned out to be caused by a "Grad" missile, state-run Petra news agency quoted Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communications and Government Spokesperson Nabil Sharif as saying.

The agency said the minister "categorically" denied that the missile was fired from Jordanian territories.

Investigations are still underway to look into the case, the minister said.

Earlier in the day, a Jordanian security source told Xinhua the authorities found traces of a Katyusha rocket at the blast-hit site, and investigations are underway to know from where the missile was fired.

Israeli daily Ha'aretz said two rockets were fired at Israel's Red Sea resort of Eilat but landed in Jordanian territory, with no damages or casualties reported.

According to the report, one of the rockets exploded near the Jordanian port city of Aqaba, and the other hit the waters off the coast.

According to Israeli media, the rockets came from the direction of Jordan or Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. Egypt dismissed the report, saying no rockets were fired from its Sinai Peninsula.

No militant group has claimed responsibility for the incident.

Source:Xinhua

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