2 Americans Killed at Police Training Center in Jordan

Posted by on Nov 09, 2015 at 8:24 am

Two American contractors and a South African colleague were gunned down Monday at a U.S.-funded police training center in Jordan, according to officials.

Government spokesman Mohammad Momani told NBC News that two Americans and four Jordanians also were wounded in the attack, which took place in the training facility’s cafeteria.

The attacker — a Jordanian police officer — also died, according to U.S. defense officials.

There was no immediate comment from either the State Department or Pentagon on the attack, which coincided with the 10th anniversary of suicide attacks targeting luxury hotels in Jordan’s capital.

The U.S. Embassy in Jordan told NBC News it had received reports about a “security incident” at the Jordanian International Police Training Center and said officials were in contact with local authorities.

The facility was established as a facility to train Iraqi police.

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