Gunmen said holding tourists hostage in Jordan

Jordanian news site al-Ghad reports gunmen are holding 14 hostages in the famous Crusader castle of the city of Karak, after opening fire on a police station and killing five people.

The site reports that tourists are among the hostages, including some from Malaysia.

Karak castle. (CC BY, krebsmaus07, Flickr)
Karak castle. (CC BY, krebsmaus07, Flickr)

The massive fortress is a popular tourist destination in Jordan.

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