SLUG: 2-295790 Jordan / U-S Diplomat
INTRO: A U-S diplomat was killed outside his home in the Jordanian capital, Amman, Monday morning by an unknown assailant. VOA's Mahmoud Zawawi has details from Amman.
TEXT: The diplomat was killed at 7:30 a.m., just before getting into his car to go to work. A Jordanian security official said the assailant fled.
The diplomat was identified as Lawrence Foley, a senior diplomat for the U-S Agency for International Development.
Jordan's Information Minister Mohammed al-Adwan condemned the attack as a dastardly, criminal act.
Mr. Al-adwan declined to speculate on whether the attack was a terrorist incident, but he called it an act of "aggression on Jordan and its national security." He said such attacks will not be tolerated. (Signed)
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