WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Three US military service members were killed in a shooting at a military base in southern Jordan earlier in the day.
"We are saddened to report that three US service members were killed today in a shooting incident at a Jordanian military base," Cook stated. "We are working closely with the government of Jordan to determine exactly what happened."
The Jordanian Armed Forces said it was investigating a shootout at the gate of the King Feisal Airbase near the town of Manna. One Jordanian officer was also wounded, apparently shot in the neck by the US service members.
A Department of Defense spokesman told Sputnik that the department was investigating the reports.