American trainers killed in shooting at Jordan air base

Published November 4th, 2016 - 01:25 GMT
Police officers and security forces stand guard outside a police training center east of Amman on November 9, 2015, where a Jordanian officer shot dead five fellow trainees. (AFP/Stringer)
Police officers and security forces stand guard outside a police training center east of Amman on November 9, 2015, where a Jordanian officer shot dead five fellow trainees. (AFP/Stringer)

Two American military trainers were reportedly killed Friday in a shooting outside an air base near Amman, Jordan, CBS reported.

Jordan's state-owned news agency Petra said the shooting happened at the entrance to Prince Faisal Air Base, southeast of Amman, after the vehicle carrying the American trainers failed to stop at the security checkpoint.

Petra also said a third person, a Jordanian soldier, was injured. It described the incident as "an exchange of gunfire."

The nature of the shooting remains unclear, and there was also no immediate comment from US officials.


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