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Suspected Suicide Bombers Kill 53 in Jordan


Suspected suicide bombers have blown themselves up at three hotels in Jordan's capital, Amman, killing at least 53 people and injuring 120 others.

Deputy Prime Minister Marwan Moasher told CNN television that most of the casualties were caused when a bomber detonated himself at a wedding party at the Radisson hotel.

Officials said the other attacks took place at the Grand Hyatt and Days Inn hotels. All three hotels are frequented by Western visitors.

Shortly after the attacks, police and emergency personnel flooded the areas around the hotels and set up roadblocks.

In a statement, Jordan's King Abdullah condemned the attacks, saying they were carried out by what he called a "misled and misleading group," but he did not name any suspects.

Officials also declared all government offices and public institutions would be closed Thursday.

Some information for this report provided by AP, Reuters and AFP.

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