Jordan's Iraq embassy attacked

At least 11 people have been killed by a truck bomb outside the Jordanian embassy in Baghdad.

Some of those killed are thought to have been in cars parked close to the embassy. The Jordanian Information Minister, Nabil al-Sharif, called the attack – in which the bomb appears to have been concealed inside a minibus or sports utility vehicle – a “cowardly terrorist” act. In a separate incident on Thursday an American forces Humvee vehicle was blown up by what was reported to be a rocket-propelled grenade. A firefight broke out between US troops and unknown attackers and one injured American soldier was seen being carried from the scene. Full Story

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