According to late reports, the terrorist group Al-Qaeda claimed the responsibility for the triple suicide bombing attack from Jordan's capital, killing 57 people and injuring 115.
The message, posted on a website, writes: "A group of lions of al-Qaida … launched a new attack on some of the dens in the land of the Muslims in Amman. Some al-Qaida soldiers were able to reach their targets and carry out their duties," despite security measures.
The message was signed by the spokesperson of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, the group led by the Jordanian-born Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
The Suicide bombers simultaneously attacked three hotels frequented by foreigners in Amman, Jordan's capital, late Wednesday, and, according to government officials, at least 57 people were killed and 115 wounded.
One of the bombs targeted a wedding reception, the explosion killing both fathers, a number of guests and wounded the newlyweds.
"There were between 250 and 280 people in the wedding party. The suicide bomber blew himself up as the bride and groom prepared to enter the ballroom," Radisson senior manager Bassem al-Banna told Agence France-Presse.
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