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Abdullah “Welcomed” With Stones, Bottles

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Yahoo News – King Abdullah II was met by either tossed bottles and stones, or a warm welcome, on a visit to Jordan’s south on Monday, according to conflicting reports from government officials.

A security official said a crowd of youths flung objects at the monarch’s motorcade in two incidents in the town of Tafila, 200 kilometers (125 miles) south of Amman, just a day after Abdullah bowed to popular demands for an elected prime minister. The official said the king was unharmed.

Government spokesman Taher Edwan later called the report “totally baseless.” “There was no attack whatsoever with empty bottles and stones,” he said.

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