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Jordan’s Crusader castle siege: 4 gunmen dead after killing 9 people, holding tourists hostage

The Aqaba port in Jordan

Four armed men killed five police and four civilians, including a Canadian woman, in the Jordanian city of Karak. The group, which had suicide belts and a stash of explosives in a hideout, was neutralized after holing up in a medieval Crusader-era castle.

The security forces said in a statement that the manhunt ended with them killing four gunmen in a shootout outside the castle.

Reuters reported that a Canadian woman was among the dead, citing police. The Canadian government confirmed the death of one of its citizens.According to Al Ghad, two civilians died from their injuries in the hospital.

Read more: rt.com

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