3 US Trainers Shot Killed and Wounded in Southern Jordan Army Base

3 US Trainers Shot Killed and Wounded in Southern Jordan Army Base
Sat Nov 5, 2016 12:39:47

Jordanian television reports on the apparent shooting death of at least two US military trainers when their vehicle failed to stop at the gate of a military base.

At least two US military trainers were shot dead in Jordan on Friday (November 4), when the car they were in failed to stop at the gate of a military base and was fired on by Jordanian security forces, a Jordanian military source has said.

"There was an exchange of fire at the entrance to the base after an attempt by the trainers' vehicle to enter the gate without heeding orders of the guards to stop," the military source said.

The incident occurred at the Prince Faisal air base in the south of the country, which is a close ally of the United States.

Another US trainer was injured and a Jordanian army guard was also shot and wounded during the exchange of fire.

"An investigation is now under way to know exactly what happened," the source said.

A Jordanian media report of the incident said a Jordanian officer was wounded, citing their own military source.

Jordan is among a few Arab states that have taken part in so-called US-led air campaign against the ISIS terrorist group, and is one of the largest recipients of Washington's foreign military financing.

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