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Jordan remembers victims of 2005 hotel bombings

By JT - Nov 08,2014 - Last updated at Nov 08,2014

AMMAN — Jordan on Sunday marks the ninth anniversary of the Amman hotel bombings, when coordinated attacks targeted three of the capital’s hotels in November 2005, killing over 60 people and injuring some 115. 

At the Radisson SAS hotel — now known as the Landmark Hotel — a suicide bombing targeted a wedding reception, killing 36, including relatives of the bride and groom, Ashraf Khaled and Nadia Alami. 

Jordanians and visitors were also killed in similar suicide attacks that targeted the Grand Hyatt and Days Inn hotels. 

Safa Mohammad Ali, Rawad Jassem and Ali Hussein Rishawi were identified the bombers. 

A fourth, Sajida Rishawi, was planning to blow herself up with husband Ali Hussein at the Radisson SAS but her explosive belt failed to detonate. 

She was tried and sentenced to death for possessing explosives with illicit intent and plotting subversive acts that led to the death of individuals. 

Six other people being tried in absentia on the same charges were also sentenced to death. 

They are Mazen Mohammad Shehadeh, a Jordanian, Othman Ismail Dalimi, Hiam Hassan and her brother Walid, Nihad Rishawi and Karim Jassim Fahdawi, all Iraqis. 

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