Terrorism in Jordan

The risk of terrorist attacks in Jordan over the past years can be classified as almost insignificant. Compared to other countries here are only quite a few incedents. Over the past 5 years a total number of 16 terrorist incidents has been recorded, in which 33 people have been killed and 78 injured.

In 1 incedents a total of 1 people have been kidnapped or taken as hostage.

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Most frequent attack targets in Jordan

(2012 to 2016)

TargetAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Police622541
Private citizens315331
Government3500
Educational institution1000
Business1670
Military1670
Utilities1000
Journalists & Media1100
Non-state militias14200
Tourists114291


Most affected regions

(2012 to 2016)

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Maan4100
Irbid32200
Karak314311
Amman2770
Capital1000
Balqa1500
Mafraq14200


Terrorist organisations in Jordan

OrganisationAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Islamic State524581
Southern Front1140


All information sourced from the "National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism" (START) and its Global Terrorism Database. An act of terrorism is concidered every incident which is aimed at attaining a political, economic, religious, or social goal, but not for pure profit motives. In addition these incidents must not be legitimized by warfare activities, listet in the Geneva Conventions of 1949.