2003 Jordanian embassy bombing in Baghdad

2003 Jordanian embassy bombing in Baghdad

An aerial view of the area surrounding the Jordanian embassy after the bombings.  Burnt out cars and debris are visible.

The Jordanian embassy after the bombings
Location Baghdad, Iraq
Date August 7, 2003
Target Jordanian embassy
Attack type
truck bomb
Deaths 17
Non-fatal injuries
Perpetrators unknown

On 7 August 2003, a lorry bomb exploded outside the Jordanian embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, killing 17 people and injuring dozens.[1] The explosion launched a car onto a rooftop, and left body parts strewn across the street.[1]

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.[1]
The Jamestown Foundation considers Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and his terror network or group Jama'at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad responsible for this attack.[2]


  1. 1 2 3 Jordan embassy blast inquiry. BBC, 8 August 2003. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  2. Gambill, Gary (16 December 2004). "Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi: A Biographical Sketch". Terrorism Monitor. 2 (24): The Jamestown Foundation. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 20 February 2015.

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