AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- The U.S. Embassy in Jordan announced Thursday that it may be a target of a terrorist attack and warned American citizens in the Arab kingdom to be vigilant.
A message on the embassy's Web site said the U.S. government ''has information concerning terrorist targeting'' of the Amman embassy.
''While the U.S. has full confidence in the Government of Jordan's demonstrated ability and willingness to address security threats, the full dimensions of the threat are not known,'' the announcement said.
A senior Jordanian security official told The Associated Press that the embassy notified the Jordanian government of its plans to issue the warning last week.
''We have no indication that the threat is reliable, but the embassy and the State Department in Washington believe that such warning may dissuade plotters against undertaking any action,'' said the official, speaking on customary condition of anonymity.
U.S. Embassy officials were not immediately available for comment.
The embassy warning said it could not rule out other possible targets in the country, and urged Americans traveling or residing in Jordan to ''exercise prudence and ... review their security practices, and to remain alert to changing situations.''
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