UPDATING THE U.S. EMBASSY SECURITY MESSAGE DATED DECEMBER 18: U.S. Embassy Amman has received reports about shootouts between unnamed gunmen and Jordanian security forces, as well deployment of armored vehicles, in the area of Karak, Jordan, about 130 km south of Amman. We urge individuals in the Karak area to shelter in place and to continue to avoid the area for the time being. Please monitor the news for further developments and maintain security awareness.
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