Gunmen Kill 7 in Aeries of Attacks in South Jordan’s Karak

Amman, Unidentified Gunmen carried out a series of attacks in south Jordan on Sunday, killing four members of the Jordanian security forces, two Jordanian civilians and a woman visiting from Canada, officials 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.

The officers responding to the call came under fire from inside the house, the statement said. Two policemen were wounded and the assailants fled in a car, it said.

In another attack, gunmen fired on a security patrol in Karak, causing no injuries, the statement said.

Armed men also opened fire on a police station in Karak Castle, a Crusader-era fort, wounding members of the security forces. The statement said five or six gunmen were believed to be holed up inside the castle.

Special forces have been deployed to hunt the shooters down.

Source: Qatar news Agency