This Day On The Street
Continue to site
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Deadly Bombings Hit Jordan

Updated from 4:55 p.m. EST

Explosions believed to have been caused by suicide bombers hit three hotels in Jordan on Wednesday, killing at least 67 people and wounding more than 150 others.

The coordinated blasts, all in Amman, started around 8:50 p.m. local time (2:50 p.m. EST). The first occurred at the Grand Hyatt hotel, followed shortly by explosions at the Radisson SAS Hotel and Days Inn Hotel. Televised reports said at one hotel, a bomber blew himself up at a wedding party.

The hotels are popular with Westerners, but a Jordanian official said most of the victims were from Jordan. All government offices and schools in the country will be closed on Thursday.

Jordan is a close U.S. ally and has aggressively pursued militant Islamic terrorists operating in and around the Hashemite Kingdom. In July, Jordanian prosecutors indicted five men for allegedly conspiring to attack intelligence agents, tourists and hotels in Amman, the Associated Press reported.

On Aug. 19, three Katyusha rockets were fired at a U.S. Navy ship docked at the Red Sea resort of Aqaba.

Jordan has also sentenced Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the Jordanian-born leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, to death in absentia. No group has yet claimed responsibility for Wednesday's attack but al-Zarqawi's group or a related terror cell are likely suspects.

Major U.S. markets dipped in reaction to news of the attacks but closed in positive territory. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 6 points to 10,546, the S&P 500 was higher by 2 points to 1221.84, and the Nasdaq Composite was up 4 points at 2176.

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG
AAPL $131.39 0.00%
FB $80.48 0.00%
GOOG $542.51 0.00%
TSLA $245.62 0.00%
YHOO $43.68 0.00%

Markets

DOW 18,285.74 +0.34 0.00%
S&P 500 2,130.82 +4.97 0.23%
NASDAQ 5,090.7940 +19.0510 0.38%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs