(NYTIMES) — KARAK, Jordan — Gunmen ambushed Jordanian police in a series of attacks on Sunday, including at a Crusader castle popular with tourists, killing seven officers, two local civilians and a woman visiting from Canada, officials said.
At least 27 people were wounded in one of the bloodiest attacks in Jordan in recent memory.
The standoff between Jordanian special forces and armed men holed up inside the castle continued after nightfall Sunday, several hours after the first shooting. Government officials declined comment on local news reports that the attackers had taken hostages who were later freed.
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