Car bomb kills 6 Jordan soldiers on Syria border

A car bomb targeting a military post near a Syrian refugee camp in northeast Jordan killed six soldiers on Tuesday (June 21st), the Jordan Times reported.

The toll may rise, a security official told AFP.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but Jordan is part of the coalition fighting the "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL) in neighbouring Syria and Iraq, and has been targeted by the group before.

The bombing killed four border guards, one member of the security services and one member of the civil defence, as well as wounding 14 soldiers, the army said.

The army said the attack occurred at 5:30 a.m. near Rukban refugee camp.

"Such a cowardly act will only make the Jordan Armed Forces and the security bodies more resolute to uproot terrorism and terrorists and their dark ideologies regardless of their motives for such criminal acts," the army said in a statement.

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