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Jordanian Embassy Bombing, 7 August, 2003

On August 7, 2003, a car bomb exploded outside the Jordanian Embassy in Baghdad. The blast resulted in the death of at least 11 people and caused injuries to dozens more.

Structural damages to the compound were reportedly limited to one of its outerwalls which collapsed, and one of its building which was slightly damaged in the explosion. a number of cars were also destroyed in the incident.

The blast came in the wake of a decision the week prior by Jordan's King Abdullah to grant humanitarian asylum to two of Saddam Hussein's daughters and their chilren.

Imagery of the Jordanian Embassy, Baghdad
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Nima Map showing west Baghdad
where the Embassy is located
Overview of West Baghdad
Digital Globe imagery taken
3 November 2002
Overview of Jordanian Embassy neighborhood Close up of Jordanian Embassy

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