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Two men shot dead at Israeli embassy in Jordan

Security officials park near the approach toward the Israeli embassy in Amman, Jordan. Credit: PA

Two Jordanian man have been killed in a shooting at the Israeli embassy in Amman.

An Israeli man was injured in the incident in a residential building in the heavily fortified Israeli embassy compound, Jordan's Public Security Directorate said.

One of the Jordanians killed was a doctor at the scene, the security agency said. According to news site Hala Akhbar, the Israeli man was in an "unstable" condition, the site said.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry had no immediate comment.

The incident comes at a time of mounting tensions between Israel and the Muslim world over metal detectors Israel installed at a Jerusalem shrine revered by Muslims and Jews.

Jordan is the Muslim custodian of the site. On Friday, thousands of Jordanians staged an anti-Israeli protest in Amman.