Jordan-Syria border attack

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Added On June 22, 2016

Six Jordanian soldiers have been killed and 14 others injured in a suicide attack on a military post on the border with Syria.
 
Following the blast, Jordan has declared the northern and northeastern border strip with Syria a closed military zone.
 
The Jordanian army said a suicide bomber drove a booby-trapped car across the border from Syria and rammed it into a military post on Tuesday. 
 
The vehicle blew up a few hundred meters from a camp for Syrian refugees near the border with Syria. Six Jordanian soldiers were killed and another 14 wounded.
 
The military post that came under attack was dedicated to serving Syrian refugees seeking shelter in Jordan. 
 
It was the first such attack targeting Jordan from Syria since conflict broke out in Syria in 2011. 
 
King Abdullah II of Jordan has vowed to hit back with an "iron fist" and the army has declared the northern and northeastern border strip with Syria a closed military zone.
 
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. 
 
More than 50,000 Syrian refugees are stranded in the remote, desolate area where the borders of Iraq, Syria and Jordan meet. 
 
Jordan is a staunch ally of the United States. The kingdom has joined the U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State in Syria.