Embassy says it has received 'credible' information of a potential terrorist attack in the city.
The U.S. Embassy in Jordan has warned Americans of a possible imminent threat in the country's Red Sea port of Aqaba and has recommended avoiding the city for the next 48 hours.
The embassy said Wednesday it has received credible information of a potential terrorist attack in the city, just across the border from Israel's Red Sea resort city of Eilat. It provided no details and embassy officials declined comment.
Jordanian security officials said they had no information of a pending attack.
The embassy recommended Americans delay all nonofficial and personal travel to Aqaba for at least the next 48 hours.
It also urged Americans living in Aqaba to avoid the downtown and port areas.
Last month, a rocket struck the center of Aqaba - the second such attack in months - killing one Jordanian and wounding four.
Following that attack, the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv told U.S. citizens travelling to the Israeli Red Sea resort of Eilat that they needed to know where the nearest bomb shelter was.
The warning angered the Israeli government which said that the alert should apply to next door Aqaba.
Al Qaeda has been active in Jordan and has carried out attacks there in the past.
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