A close up aerial photograph of the front of the Jordanian Embassy in Baghdad in 2003

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Jordan stated the prisoners executed concerned these chargeable for an assault on its embassy in Baghdad in 2003

Jordan has executed 15 prisoners, together with 10 convicted of terrorism costs, officers say.

The prisoners, all Jordanians, had been hanged at daybreak on Saturday in a jail south of Amman, Data Minister Muhammad Momani stated.

The 5 not charged with terrorism offences had been convicted of rape and sexual assault.

The executions are an additional break from a moratorium on capital punishment Jordan imposed between 2006 and 2014.

The executed included these convicted for the assaults on the Jordanian embassy in Baghdad in 2003, on tourists at the Roman amphitheatre within the capital Amman in 2006, on intelligence officers within the Baqaa refugee camp in 2016, and the killing of writer Nahid Hattar, additionally final 12 months, Mr Momani advised the Petra news agency.