Ongoing Multiple Shooter Attack in Karak

US Embassy Amman  received reports about an ongoing “active shooter” security incident in Karak, Jordan, about 130 km south of Amman.  According to media reports, several gunmen opened fire on local police patrols in and around the area of the Karak Castle tourist site.  We urge individuals to please avoid that area for the time being.  Please monitor the news for further developments and maintain security awareness.

For further information:

  • TheU.S. Embassy in Amman is located on Al-Umawiyyeen Street, Abdoun, P.O. Box 354.  The telephone number is [962] (6) 590-6000, and the fax number is [962] (6) 592-4102.  The after-hours emergency telephone number is [962] (6) 590-6500.
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