Friday, November 4, 2016

3 U.S. Military Trainers Killed By Security Forces At Jordan Base (Updated)

CBS: 3 Americans dead in shooting at Jordan military base

Three U.S. service members were killed Friday in a shooting incident at a military base south of Jordan’s capital city Amman, a U.S. official said.

The service members were in vehicles approaching the gate of a Jordanian military training facility, where they came under small arms fire, the official said. The U.S. was working with Jordanian officials to investigate further.

Jordanian state news agency Petra first said the shooting occurred at the entrance to the King Faisal Air Base, in the al-Jafr area south of Amman, after the vehicles carrying the service members failed to stop at the security gates.

The agency later dropped the reference to a vehicle failing to stop at a gate, saying only that there was an “exchange” of gunfire.

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More News On 3 U.S. Military Trainers Killed By Security Forces At A Jordan Base

Officials say three U.S. service members killed in Jordan attack -- Military Times
US military service members killed in shooting at Jordan base -- France 24
Three U.S. trainers shot dead at Jordan base - military source -- Reuters
3 U.S. Military Trainers Killed at Jordan Air Base -- NYT
3 U.S. military trainers killed in gunfire by security units at Jordan base -- Washington Post
3 U.S. Service Members Shot Dead in Jordan at Military Training Base -- NBC
Three Americans are killed by gunfire at Jordan airbase after their car failed to stop at the checkpoint -- Daily Mail
Three members of US military killed in Jordan army base shooting -- The Guardian
3 U.S. troops killed in shooting near Jordanian military base -- USA Today

2 comments:

Aizino Smith said...

President O'bumble will tell us everything about this incident before the election, since he is so transparent.

RussInSoCal said...

Tragic accident. They did what we trained them to do: shoot to kill a potential suicide VBIED. No warning shots in the training manual.

Moral: Mind your checkpoints.