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Probe underway after shooting at police training centre

Hospital staff receive one of the casualties brought in by helicopter Credit: RTV

A Jordanian police officer has killed two U.S. government security contractors, a South African trainer and two Jordanians in a shooting at an American-funded police training centre.

The officer was killed in a shootout at the centre near Amman, Jordanian authorities said.

U.S. President Barack Obama said he was treating the attack, in which three Jordanians and one Lebanese citizen were also wounded, very seriously and a full investigation was under way.

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Six killed in shooting at police training centre

Six people are now thought to have died in a shooting at Jordanian International Police Training Centre near Amman.

U.S. sources told Reuters the victims were three Jordanians, two Americans and one South African. The American victims worked for the U.S. State Deparment training Palestinian security forces.

Six other people are said to have been wounded. The shooter, who was dressed in Jordanian uniform, was killed.

In a statement, the U.S. Embassy said it was "premature" to speculate on a motive.

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