AMMAN Dec 18 Unidentified armed gunmen fired at
several police patrols in drive by shootings in the southern
Jordanian city of Karak with reports of several casualties,
security sources said.
They said the attackers were being pursued in an area
surrounding an ancient castle in the mountainous city where
police sealed off the main roads and dispatched elite special
forces to hunt the attackers.
A militant attack was not ruled out, the sources said. There
was no immediate comment from the authorities.
(Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; Editing by Keith Weir)