A view of the scene where several people, including tourists along with a Jordanian tour guide and a security officer, were wounded in a knife attack in the site of Jerash, a popular attraction north of the capital Amman, Nov. 6, 2019. A security source told Reuters three Spanish women were taken to hospital.
The spokesman mentioned that the perpetrator was immediately arrested and an investigation into the incident was launched.
Jordan welcomed seven million tourists in 2010, but arrivals plunged to around three million in each of the following two years, tourism board head Abed Al Razzaq Arabiyat said in April.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) now advises against all but essential travel to within 3km of Jordan's border with Syria.
The Roman ruins at Jerash are one of Jordan's main tourist draws after the ancient desert city of Petra. Please, help him now!'
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One woman is seen lying on the ground, with much blood around her, as someone presses a towel to her back. Another man sits nearby with an apparent leg wound.
The police statement did not elaborate on the nationality of the tourists, or on the identity of the suspected attacker or his motives.
Ten people were convicted of carrying out the attack, with two sentenced to death.
At least 10 people, including a Canadian tourist, died in a shooting in the city of al-Karak, about 120 kilometers south of Amman.
Jordan, viewed as a relatively safe destination, heavily depends on its tourism industry.