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Accidental US Embassy shooting in Jordan wounds 2
Police in Jordan say accidental shooting involving Jordanian guards at US Embassy wounds 2
Associated Press
2014-08-19 11:22 PM

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Police say an accidental shooting at the U.S. Embassy in Jordan has wounded two Jordanian guards.

Police spokesman Amer al-Sartawi said the shooting Tuesday in Amman saw one guard wounded in the hand and the other wounded in the leg. He described the shooting as an accident, but did not elaborate.

A man who identified himself as a U.S. Marine answered a call to the embassy Tuesday night and declined to comment, transferring the call to a mobile phone that was switched off.

Jordan is a main ally of the U.S. in the Middle East. However, the embassy there has been the scene of protests in the past over U.S. policy in the region.

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