AMMAN, 19th December, 2016 (WAM) — Jordanian security forces yesterday managed to kill the four-member out-law terrorist group, who had holed up inside Karak Castle, after they opened fire on a number of security personnel and passers-by, resulting in the deaths of 10 people, including a Canadian tourist.

According to the Petra News Agency, an official from the Public Security Department, PSD, and the Gendarmerie Department, said that the security forces are still sweeping the area and its surroundings to make sure there are no other terrorists.

The statement said that the operation resulted in the seizing of large quantities of automatic weapons and ammunition in the possession of the dead terrorists. Investigations have been launched to find out all the details of the incident and determine the identity of the gunmen and their affiliations.

The PSD and Gendarmerie said that seven of their personnel were killed in the attack, in addition to three civilians, one of which was a Canadian citizen, while 11 PSD personnel, 4 Gendarmerie members, 17 citizens and two foreigners were injured.

WAM/Rola/trainee1

WAM/Moran