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Jordanians say Aqaba blast was planned construction explosion

Jordanian authorities quash reports of a rocket attack from Sinai aimed at the southern Israeli of Eilat, saying that an explosion in the adjacent Jordanian city of Aqaba was part of construction work on the port there.

Footage of the billowing smoke filed from Eilat led some in Israel to speculate that the blast was the result of a wayward rocket aimed at Israel from Egyptian territory.

Jordanian officials say it was instead a planned explosion, according to Israel Radio.

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