Four gunmen stormed into a ancient castle popular with tourists in the city of Karak, Jordan after firing at police.
Reports have confirmed ten people have been killed, including a Canadian woman and 34 wounded.
From USA today:
The killing of the Canadian tourist could further hurt Jordan’s embattled tourism sector, which has declined sharply since the Islamic State group seized large parts of neighboring Syria and Iraq two years ago. Another Canadian was injured in the shooting, said Canada’s Global Affairs spokesman John Babcock.
“Canadian officials in Amman are actively working with local authorities to gather additional information and are providing consular assistance to Canadians at this difficult time,” he said.
The chain of events began when a police patrol received reports of a house fire in the town of Qatraneh in the Karak district, said a statement by Jordan’s Public Security Directorate.
More to come.