Two dead in shooting near Israeli embassy in Jordan

BBC | Published: July 24, 2017 09:26:59 | Updated: October 18, 2017 01:12:05

 Two Jordanians have been killed and an Israeli wounded in a shooting incident at the Israeli embassy in Jordan's capital Amman, according to a local security source.

The two Jordanians were working for a furniture firm and entered the embassy before the shooting, police say.

Few details have been revealed and what sparked the shooting is unclear.

Security forces have sealed off the embassy and Israeli authorities have evacuated staff.

The shooting happened in a residential building used by the Israeli embassy on Sunday, Jordanian police say. The police said investigations were still in their "initial phases".

Israeli authorities are not commenting on the incident and have imposed reporting restrictions.The heavily protected embassy is located in the Rabiyeh neighbourhood, an affluent part of Amman.

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