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Jordan Orders Return of Ambassador to Iraq


Jordanian officials say King Abdullah has ordered his ambassador to return to Iraq one day after the envoy was recalled.

On Sunday, in a diplomatic tit-for-tat Iraq and Jordan both recalled their top diplomats. Jordan called its ambassador to Iraq home for consultations after Iraqis, protesting a deadly bombing south of Baghdad, raised the Iraqi flag over the Jordanian embassy. The protesters gathered at the embassy after news reports said the suicide bomber was a Jordanian national.

Hours after the Jordanian recall Iraqi brought home its ambassador to Jordan for consultations.

Meanwhile, a car bomb attack in Samarra wounded 10 people Monday and a U.S. soldier was killed in an insurgent attack in Kirkuk.

On Sunday, coalition soldiers killed 24 insurgents who attacked a coalition convoy outside Baghdad.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.

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