Jordanian police storm besieged castle, free tourists: security source

REUTERS

Sun Dec 18, 2016 |

People are seen in front of the Italian hospital where some of the injured were evacuated to after an attack, in the city of Karak, Jordan, December 18, 2016.REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

People are seen in front of the Italian hospital where some of the injured were evacuated to after an attack, in the city of Karak, Jordan, December 18, 2016.REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Jordanian security forces freed tourists trapped inside a medieval castle on Sunday after storming the building where armed men had taken shelter following a shootout with police, security sources said.

A Canadian woman, two other civilians and four police officers were killed during the exchange of gunfire between the assailants and security forces. At least 29 people were taken to hospital, some with serious injuries, the sources said.

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