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    Two local people were killed as a result of the shooting, bringing the death toll of an attack on police officers by an armed group of unknown men in Jordan’s western city of Karak to seven, according to local media.

    AMMAN (Sputnik) — Seven people were killed in an attack on police officers by an armed group of unknown men in Jordan’s western city of Karak, media reported Sunday.

    Two local people were killed as a result of the shooting, bringing the death toll to 7. At the same time, several tourists are being held hostages in the medieval crusaders castle, surrounded by police forces, the Al Arabiya television channel said citing security sources.

    Earlier in the day, a source told Sputnik that five people, including a tourist, were killed in the attack, which targeted a police station and a bus carrying tourists, adding that at least 9 people were wounded.

    The source added that the attack may have been carried out by a terrorist cell.

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