Jordan: 2 American Trainers Killed in Shootout at Air Base

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
November 4, 2016 Updated: November 4, 2016

AMMAN, Jordan—The Jordanian military says two American trainers were killed and a third was wounded in an exchange of fire outside an air base in southern Jordan.

The statement by the military did not say what prompted the exchange on Friday.

A Jordanian military officer was also wounded in the incident at the al-Jafr air base.

“There was an exchange of fire at the entrance to the base after an attempt by the trainers’ vehicle to enter the gate without heeding orders of the guards to stop,” a statement from the Jordanian military reads.

The US embassy told the BBC: “We have reports of a security incident involving American personnel and we are in contact with Jordanian officials who are giving us all the support.”

Those who were injured were taken to a hospital, the army said.

Epoch Times contributed to this report.