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Jordanians Mourn Hotel Bombing Victims


http://gdb.rferl.org/1F9D621A-F248-4AC4-81D7-1CAB6B33DB24_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/1F9D621A-F248-4AC4-81D7-1CAB6B33DB24_mw800_mh600.jpg The scene outside one of the hotels in Amman after the bombing (AFP) 11 November 2005 -- Jordanians today are mourning the victims of the 9 November suicide attacks on three Amman hotels.


Mosques across Jordan are to hold special mourning prayers for the 57 victims, and a march is planned in the capital later today.


Also today, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan arrived in Amman, where is expected to have talks with King Abdullah.


Yesterday, the king vowed that Jordan will bring those behind the bombings to justice. "We are here to assure everyone that we will pursue those criminals and those who are behind them and we will reach them wherever they are, and take them out of their lairs and present them to justice," he said.


The Al-Qaeda group led by the Jordanian militant Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi claimed responsibility for the suicide attacks. The authenticity of that claim has not been verified.


(AFP/dpa)

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