Ten Killed, 27 Wounded In Jordan Shooting

At least 10 people, including a Canadian tourist, have been killed, and a further 27 wounded, following shootings in and around the southern city of Karak, in Jordan.

Gun attacks in and near the Jordanian city of Karak have left 10 people dead including a Canadian tourist and at least four police officers.

Unidentified gunmen opened fire on two police patrols before fleeing to an ancient hilltop castle and attacking a police station there, officials say.

Several tourists trapped in the castle were later freed and police were in a stand-off with gunmen as night fell.

No group have claimed responsibility for the attacks.

At least 27 people have also been wounded, some seriously.

“Police and security forces have surrounded the castle and its vicinity and launched an operation to hunt down the gunmen,” a statement by Jordan’s public security directorate said.

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