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Knifeman stabs eight, including tourists, in Jerash

November 7, 2019 6:25 am

A knifeman has injured four foreign tourists and four locals in an attack in the Jordanian city of Jerash.

Three Mexicans and a Swiss national were among the wounded. One of the Mexicans and a Jordanian tour guide were hurt seriously, the health minister said.

The suspected attacker was arrested nearby by police.

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Jerash, home to a well-preserved ancient Roman site, draws thousands of foreign visitors every year.

Videos on social media show one woman lying bleeding on the ground and another woman in a blood-stained shirt.

Jordan’s health minister, Saed Jaber, told reporters that all the injured were taken to a local hospital within 15 minutes. The Mexican tourist and Jordanian tour guide injured seriously were then taken to a separate hospital by helicopter and underwent surgery.

“The bleeding was stopped, the situation has been controlled, and both cases are stable,” Mr Jaber said.

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