Jordan: Tourists injured in stabbing attack
Assailant arrested, yet motive behind attack remains unknown
Eight people including four foreign tourists were injured on Wednesday in a knife attack in Jordan's northern city of Jerash, according to Jordanian authorities.
"An [unidentified] individual with a knife assaulted a number of tourists, a tourist guide and a security officer when the officer tried to arrest him," Jordan's Public Security Directorate said in a statement.
Health Minister Saad Jaber pointed out that four tourists – three Mexicans and a Swiss – and four Jordanians two of whom are officers, were injured in the attack.
The injured have been transferred to a hospital for treatment including "four in critical conditions," the minister said.
The assailant was arrested and interrogated while the motive behind the attack remains unclear.
* Writing by Mahmoud Barakat
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