Update: Seven policemen, two Jordanian civilians and one Canadian tourist were killed Sunday when gunmen staged a series of attacks on police patrols and a historic castle in the heart of the southern city of Karak. Four gunmen were also killed.
Update: At least seven people have been killed and several others taken hostage by fighters who have holed themselves up in a medieval castle in the Jordanian city of Al-Karak, according to security forces.
Amman: Unidentified gunmen on Sunday attacked a police station and patrols in southern Jordan killing five people and wounding nine others including police, a security source said.
The attack took place in Karak, a city and tourist destination known for one of the biggest Crusader castles in the region, located around 120 kilometres (roughly 70 miles) south of the capital Amman.
“Five people were killed and nine others wounded, including policemen, when unknown gunmen attacked a police station and some patrols in Karak,” the source said on condition of anonymity, adding that police were hunting the gunmen and reinforcements were sent.