|2005 Al Hillah bombing|
|Location||Al Hillah, Iraq|
|Date||February 28, 2005|
|Target||Iraqi police recruiting center|
|suicide car bomb|
|Perpetrator||Raed Mansour al-Banna|
The Al Hillah bombing killed 127 people, chiefly men lining up to join the Iraqi police forces, at the recruiting centre on February 28, 2005 in Al Hillah, Iraq.
The bombing caused a worsening of Iraqi-Jordanian diplomatic relations after it was learnt that suicide bomber, Raed Mansour al-Banna, had come from Jordan. Banna's family in Jordan gave him a heroic funeral, angering many Iraqi Shia. Thousands protested outside the Jordanian embassy in Baghdad and demanded it close, and the dispute led to both countries recalling their respective ambassadors.
References[edit | edit source]
- Iraq-Jordan Dispute Deepens; Diplomats Recalled in Aftermath of Suicide Bombing
- Temple-Raston, Dina. The Jihad Next Door: The Lackawanna Six and Rough Justice in the Age of Terror, 2007
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