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Jordan king’s car attacked with bottles

A Jordanaian security official said the motorcade of King Abdullah II has been attacked with empty bottles and stones during a visit to a southern town.

Written by Associated Press | Amman | Published: June 14, 2011 12:19:55 am

A Jordanaian security official said the motorcade of King Abdullah II has been attacked with empty bottles and stones during a visit to a southern town. The king escaped unharmed. The attack came Monday hours after Abdullah bowed to popular demands for electing a prime minister from a parliamentary majority,replacing the current method of appointing the Cabinet. The security official said the king was not hurt. He said a crowd of young people attacked the motorcade twice in two different areas in Tafila,200 km south of the Jordanian capital. Abdullah was on a fact-finding trip to hear his subjects’ demands.

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