Jordanian officer kills two Americans at training site
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A Jordanian officer shot and killed two America military personnel and one South African during a rampage Monday morning, according to multiple reports.

The attacker also wounded six others, Reuters reported, including two more Americans, before Jordanian security forces killed him.

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The news service said that the incident took place at a U.S.-funded facility in Amman, Jordan’s capital city, where Iraqi and Palestinian security forces are trained.

Reuters also reported that one of the Americans wounded in the attack remains in critical condition. 

Reuters additionally reported that the attack comes on the 10th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack in Jordan’s history. Al Qaeda suicide bombings targeted three luxury hotels there in 2005, killing dozens of people.  

The Obama administration has several hundred military personnel stationed at the facility in Amman for training and strengthening the defenses of Jordan, a major U.S. ally in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). 

Jordan's ruler King Abdullah II has vowed he is a committed foe of the extremist organization after it harmed members of Jordan’s military.

ISIS reportedly burned alive a Jordanian air force pilot it captured earlier this year.