Jordan's state security court has sentenced an Iraqi man to 15 years in prison for his role in a plot to carry out bombing attacks in the kingdom.

The court ruling says Khaled Rabiee had hidden 45 kilograms (100 pounds) of explosives in a forest in northern Jordan, but was arrested last year before he could use them.

The Jordan Times on Monday quoted court papers as saying that the defendant was sentenced to 15 years for transporting an illicit substance with intent to "carry out a terrorist attack."

The newspaper says Rabiee was acquitted of membership in a hostile organization. Previous reports said Rabiee had links to an Iranian brigade known as Bayt al-Maqdis.

The court ruling was issued on Sunday.