A member of Jordan's security forces died and six were wounded when a bomb exploded under a patrol car at a music festival near Amman, the interior ministry said today.
The blast hit a security patrol in Al-Fuhais, 12 kilometres west of the capital last evening, it said.
Security forces had been deployed to protect the town's annual festival, which hosts prominent Arab music acts.
"Jordan will always be at the forefront of the fight against terrorism and obscurantist ideas which target the lives of innocents and try to undermine security and stability," he said in remarks carried by the official Petra news agency.
The kingdom was hit by a string of jihadist attacks in 2016, including a suicide bombing in June that killed seven guards near the border with Syria that was claimed by IS.
Months later in December a shooting rampage, also claimed by IS, killed 10 people including a Canadian tourist.
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