World Bulletin / News Desk
An official statement said a security operation in al-Karak, 120km south of the capital Amman, had come to an end.
Jordanian authorities said a group of “extremist outlaws” had fled into an ancient castle in al-Karak after opening fire on security forces and passers-by.
“Security forces have managed to flush them out and killed them all,” the statement said.
According to the statement, large quantities of explosives, weapons and suicide belts were seized in a hideout used by the attackers.
Jordanian security authorities say 10 people, including a Canadian tourist, were killed in the shootout between the militants and security forces.
At least 34 people, including 15 security forces, were injured in the violence.
Jordan is a member of a U.S.-led coalition that has been bombing targets of the ISIL extremist group in both Syria and Iraq.