Friday, November 4, 2016

One US military death confirmed in Jordan shooting: US defense official

One US service member was killed outside a Jordanian training facility on Friday, a US defense official said, after the Jordanian army reported two US trainers were dead.

"One US service member was killed and two others were critically injured just after noon local time in Jordan as they approached the gate to a training facility," the official said.

"The wounded service members were medevac'ed to King Hussein Hospital in Amman."

The shooting took place at the gate of the Al-Jafr base when the car carrying the US trainers failed to stop, the Jordanian army said, adding that a Jordanian officer was also wounded.

The incident comes almost a year after a Jordanian policeman shot dead two US instructors, a South African and two Jordanians at a police training center east of Amman, before being gunned down.

Washington said at the time that the two Americans killed in that attack were employees of the private firm DynCorp, contracted by the State Department to train Palestinian [?!] forces.

DynCorp International spokeswoman Mary Lawrence said the firm's employees had all been accounted for after Friday's shooting and none had been wounded.

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