Jordan attack: Five dead in Karak as gunmen target police


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Gunmen have attacked police patrols in the Jordanian city of Karak killing five people and injuring several others, security sources say.

Security sources said a female Canadian tourist was among the dead.

A manhunt has been launched around an ancient castle in the city. No group has admitted carrying out the attacks.

Jordan is a close ally of the US and a member of the US-led coalition fighting the so-called Islamic State (IS) group in Syria and Iraq.

US forces have trained a small group of Syrian rebels in Jordan as well as Iraqi and Palestinian security forces.

Security sources said at least nine people had been wounded in Sunday’s attack in Karak.


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