The detainees confessed to having connections with the group’s commanders in Syria, and said they were entrusted with carrying out terrorist operations in Jordan targeting several vital locations, and spreading panic and chaos in the Kingdom.

The planned operations were meant to pave the way for future schemes that the IS group intends to carry out in Jordan, Petra said.

A security source said the house of one of the group’s members, located in a town in the northern region, exploded while the suspect was making explosives. […]