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In pictures: Jordan shooting

Jordanian anti-terrorism police control access to Amman's Roman amphitheatre

A gunman has opened fire on foreigners at one of Jordan's top tourist attractions, the Roman amphitheatre in Amman, killing a Briton and injuring five other tourists.

Jordanian anti-terrorism police arrived in the area in Amman where foreign tourists were shot

Anti-terrorism police rushed to the scene of the shooting, suspected of being the latest in a series of attacks by Islamists in Jordan.

Jordanian anti-terrorism police arrived in the area in Amman where foreign tourists were shot

The gunman was captured after running out of ammunition and fleeing the scene, eyewitnesses said.

Anti-terrorism police check the amphitheatre

The amphitheatre, which holds 6,000 people, is one of the few remnants of the Roman city of Philadelphia and a popular stop on the tourist trail.

Jordanian police mark a bullet casing fired in attack in Amman

Police scenes-of-crimes teams scoured the area to identify evidence.

Injured tourist comforted by two friends at an Amman hospital

Five injured tourists, including two Britons, one from the Netherlands, an Australian and a New Zealander, were rushed to hospital in Amman.

Jordanian police in Amman

The incident is a fresh blow to the important tourism sector in Jordan, which is already suffering because of conflict in neighbouring Middle Eastern countries.




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