In an exchange of bullets that lasted into the night, gunmen fired on police and tourists at the Karak castle ruins. It was the deadliest attack since Jordan's controversial decision to join the US-led coalition fighting the so-called Islamic State.
An attack on a popular tourist attraction in Jordan highlights just how vulnerable the country is, despite increased anti-terror measures.
Several policemen have died following a shootout with fugitives near the town of Karak. The country is still reeling from an earlier attack this past weekend.
The only border point for Iraq and Jordan had been closed since the so-called "Islamic State" (IS) group took control of the area in 2014. The hoped-for return of commercial traffic will be important for both economies.
At least 10 people, including a Canadian tourist, have been killed in an attack in the southern Jordanian city of Karak. Jordan is "vulnerable" to violence from neighboring countries, said a government spokesman.
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