June 21, 2016 / 12:52 PM / a year ago

Jordan's king vows to hit back against attack near Syrian border

Jordan's King Abdullah (C) leaves after a ceremony to honour war veterans and retired servicemen during Veterans Day, as part of celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the Great Arab Revolt, at the Royal Palace in Amman, Jordan, February 15, 2016.Muhammad Hamed

AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan's King Abdullah vowed to hit back "with an iron fist" against attackers who killed six army border guards with a car bomb near the frontier with Syria on Tuesday, a palace statement said.

The explosives-laden vehicle blew up a few hundred meters from a camp for Syrian refugees in a desolate area where the borders of Iraq, Syria and Jordan meet, Jordan's army said.

Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi

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