A British man was killed and six others were injured when a gunman opened fire at a popular tourist attraction in Amman, Jordan Monday.
Jordanian Interior Minister Eid al-Fayez called the incident a “cowardly terrorist attack” and said the triggerman was being interrogated. It’s not known if he’s linked to a particular terrorist organization.
The shooter opened fire outside the secured entrance of the Roman Amphitheatre in downtown Amman. He apparently shouted, “God is great!” before pulling the trigger.
The six wounded in the shooting include two British women, a Dutch man, an Australian woman, a New Zealand woman and a police officer.
Monday’s shooting was the worst terrorist attack in the country since suicide bombers attacked three hotels in the capital last November, killing 60 people. The attack was carried out by three bombers who were working for al-Qaida in Iraq, led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who was killed in an American air strike in June.
Police patrols around tourist attractions and hotels were beefed up around the country after the bombings.