Three US service members came under fire at gate of al-Jafr airbase. One Jordanian officer was also wounded.
Three US troops were killed in a shooting attack outside a Jordanian training facility on Friday, a US official said, following earlier reports that one or two US personnel were dead.
“A total of three US service members died today in the incident in Jordan,” the official said. “Initial reports were that one was killed, two injured. The two injured service members were transported to a hospital in Amman, where they died.”
“The service members were in vehicles approaching the gate of a Jordanian military training facility, where they came under small arms fire,” the official added.
“We are working with the Jordanian government to gather additional details about what happened.”
The shooting took place at the gate of the Prince Faisal airbase in al-Jafr, southern Jordan, when the car carrying the US trainers failed to stop, the Jordanian army said, adding that a Jordanian officer was also wounded.