Authorities confirm death of four contractors at Jordanian police training center
Members of the Jordanian Special Forces take part in drills during the 7th Annual International Warrior Competition at the King Abdullah Special Operations Training Centre in Amman on April 19, 2015. (AFP/File)
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Jordanian government spokesman Dr. Mohammad Al Momani announced the death of three contractors who had been working with the Jordanian army following a shooting spree at the Jordan International Police Training Center in Amman on Monday.
Al-Momani stated that a Jordanian police officer opened fire on a group of trainers, killing three immediately and injuring six others, including two more American and four Jordanians.
Authorities confirmed that the victims included two Americans and one South African. Of the six others injured, one is in critical condition.
The attacker has been identified as Anwar Abu Zaid, a police officer who was recently transferred to the training center from the Criminal Investigations Unit.
Jordanian police immediately killed the attacker.
Authorities have begun an extensive investigation to better understand the motive behind the tragic incident.
According to the Jordan Times, a fourth person, a Jordanian, also passed away from injuries sustained in the shooting.