AMMAN, Jordan

Bassem Ibrahim Awadallah, former head of the Jordanian royal court, and other former officials were arrested for “security reasons,” state media reported on Saturday.

“Jordanian citizens, Hassan bin Zaid, Basem Ibrahim Awadallah, and others were arrested,” Jordan news agency Petra said, citing security sources.

“The arrest was made after close security follow-up and was executed for security reasons,” according to the report.

Petra said that an investigation was underway on the incident.

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