2003 Jordanian embassy bombing in Baghdad
|2003 Jordanian embassy bombing in Baghdad|
The Jordanian embassy after the bombings
|Date||August 7, 2003|
On 7 August 2003, a lorry bomb exploded outside the Jordanian embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, killing 17 people and injuring dozens. The explosion launched a car onto a rooftop, and left body parts strewn across the street.
Witnesses in the area reported that the suspects parked their vehicle outside the embassy, and left. A short time later the vehicle exploded. All casualties were Iraqi and outside the embassy. Inside the embassy there were only a few slight injuries reported, because the embassy was surrounded by a concrete wall which protected it from the bombing.
By 8 August 2003 mid day, no group had claimed the attack.
The Jamestown Foundation considers Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and his terror network or group Jama'at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad responsible for this attack.