2 American Trainers Killed by Guards in US Ally Jordan

Shooting takes place at entrance to military base
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 4, 2016 9:08 AM CDT
2 American Trainers Killed by Guards in US Ally Jordan
File photo of a man holding the Jordanian flag.   (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

Two American military trainers were killed and a third wounded in a shootout with security guards at a Jordanian military base south of the capital, reports the AP. No official explanation has emerged about what happened, but a Jordanian military source tells Reuters that the Americans failed to heed orders to stop at the base's entrance gate. A source confirms that version of events to CBS News, which notes that Jordan is a strong US ally and attacks on Americans there are rare. A Jordanian military officer was reportedly wounded in the shootout. No identities have been released. (Read more Jordan stories.)

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