The Islamic State has officially claimed an attack at Karak’s Crusader castle that killed 10. 4 ISIS militants stormed the area with machine guns and hand grenades. According to the BBC:
Sunday’s attack began when a police patrol received reports of a fire in the village of Qatraneh, about 32km (20 miles) east of Karak. Officers who responded came under fire from inside the house. Two were wounded before the assailants fled in a car towards Karak Castle.
Jordanian police said they found suicide belts and other explosives in the hideout of the ISIS militants behind the attack that also injured 34 people, including a second Canadian. Four gunmen were shot dead by police during the course of a siege lasting several hours.
The Islamic State Amaq News agency released a statement about the attack today in English:
The claim comes a day after three terrorist attacks in Ankara, Berlin, and Zurich. While ISIS has not officially claimed any of them, the Berlin attack of a truck driving into a Christmas market bears the hallmarks of an Islamic State operation.
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