U.S. condemns terrorist attack in Jordan

Washington D.C. [United States], Dec. 19 : The United States has condemned the terrorist attack in Jordan's Karak city that killed at least 10 people and said that it stands in solidarity with the Government of Jordan, its security forces, and the Jordanian people.

Spokesperson of the U.S. State Department, John Kirby said, "We offer our deepest condolences to all the victims and their families, and recognize the bravery of the Jordanian security personnel who died protecting their fellow citizens.

We extend our hope for a full and speedy recovery to all the wounded." "The United States remains steadfast in our commitments to Jordan, one of our closest allies and partners.

Such attacks only reinforce our collective resolve to create a more secure and stable region and world?," he added.

At least four gunmen were killed by the Jordanian security forces after an operation to free tourists trapped inside a medieval castle in the city of Karak, where the armed men had taken shelter following a series of shootouts with police.

Source: ANI