Jordan says castle siege ends after deadly shootout

Ten people were killed in shootout 

Jordan says castle siege ends after deadly shootout

World Bulletin / News Desk

Jordanian security forces have killed four gunmen after a deadly shootout that left ten people dead in the southern city of Karak on Sunday. 

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. 


Güncelleme Tarihi: 19 Aralık 2016, 11:44