The Latest: Police officer killed in raid in Jordan

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Jordan (all times local):

9:40 p.m.

Jordan's General Security Radio reports a police officer has been killed as forces stormed buildings outside the capital Amman in search of suspects behind an explosion that killed a policeman.

It reported Saturday that several others were injured in the operation to catch those responsible for the bombing the day before.

There were no further details.

Earlier, Jordan's Interior Ministry announced that the bomb that went off late Friday was planted in an area where a police vehicle usually stops during an ongoing music festival in the town of Fuheis.

Prime Minister Omar Razzaz called the bombing a "terrorist attack."

Jordan is a close ally to the West in a turbulent region, and has been largely spared from the conflicts in neighboring Syria and Iraq.

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2:50 p.m.

Jordanian authorities say a bomb has killed a policeman near the capital.

The Interior Ministry says the bomb that went off late Friday was planted in an area where a police vehicle usually stops during an ongoing music festival in the town of Fuheis.

Prime Minister Omar Razzaz called the bombing a "terrorist attack," and local media say a manhunt has been launched to find those behind the blast.

Jordan is a close Western ally in a turbulent region, and has been largely spared from the conflicts in neighboring Syria and Iraq.