A look at attacks in Jordan in recent years:

— Aug. 19, 2005: Attackers fire at least three rockets from the hills above the Jordanian port city of Aqaba, with one narrowly missing a U.S. Navy ship docked in the port, another hitting close to an airport inside Israel. An Jordanian soldier is killed.

— Aug. 7, 2003: A car bomb shatters a street outside the walled Jordanian Embassy in Baghdad, killing at least 11 people, including two children. More than 50 people are wounded.

— Oct. 28, 2002: An American diplomat, Laurence Foley, is assassinated in front of his house, gunned down by eight pistol shots in the first such attack on a U.S. diplomat in decades. Foley was walking to his car when a gunman opened fire, police say.

— March 28, 1998: A crude bomb explodes in an elite English-language school in Amman in what one senior government official calls an apparent attempt to instigate attacks against Americans. The explosion shatters windows, but causes no injuries.

— Jan. 19, 1998: Masked men raid a dinner party at the hillside mansion of a wealthy Iraqi businessman in Amman, slitting the throats of a top Baghdad diplomat and seven other people.