An Israeli police source reported that a Katyusha rocket was fired at the Israeli city of Eilat, while another blast apparently from rockets hit Aqaba port in Jordan, near a facility used by US military vessels.Ã‚Â
The source stated that the rocket which hit Eilat was fired from Aqaba; one taxi driver was lightly injured apparently after the rocker exploded near his car.Ã‚Â
The rocket caused a small hole in a road 15 meters from the Eilat airport fence, according to Israeli local police commander in Eilat, Avi Azulin.Ã‚Â
Israeli Defense Minister, Shaul Mofaz, said that the rocket Ã¢â‚¬Å“was meant for EilatÃ¢â‚¬Â. Several weeks ago, Israel had issued a travel warning for Jordan after claming that the Israeli government had received intelligence information that Al Qaida was planning to attack Israeli targets there.Ã‚Â
In the Jordanian port city of Al Aqaba, at least one blast was heard at 9 a.m., reported a Port Authority official who spoke on condition of anonymity, saying that he was not authorized to talk to the media.Ã‚Â
The Dubai based Al Arabiyya TV, reported that a US naval ship was in the vicinity of the blast, which apparently targeted the port.
US military officials in Al Aqaba said that what appeared to be a rocket came close to hitting a US ship and instead hit a nearby warehouse.
Awni Yifras, Jordanian Interior Minister, while acknowledging that there had been an explosion at the port, said the cause of the explosion was still under investigation.