4 policemen, Canadian tourist killed in shootout in Jordan

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Gunmen on Sunday killed four policemen and a female Canadian tourist in southern Jordan, the general security department said.

The gunmen, who were hiding inside Al Karak Castle, a famous tourism attraction in Karak city, opened fire at a police unit near the site, killing four policemen and a Canadian female tourist, the police said.

The police added they are currently surrounding the gunmen inside the castle.

The injured are currently receiving treatment.
Jordan is taking part in a U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in neighboring Iraq and Syria.

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