Two Jordanians were killed and an Israeli was injured in a shooting Sunday in a residential building of the heavily-guarded Israeli Embassy compound in Jordan’s capital, China’s Xinhua news agency reported the kingdom’s Public Security Department as saying.
Jordanians who worked for a furniture company entered the apartment building for carpentry work before the incident, said a statement released Sunday, adding that an investigation is underway.
Police did not identify the wounded Israeli, and few other details were immediately released.
Police sealed off the embassy compound in the Rabar district of Amman and searched the Jordanians’ car in front of the embassy.
“We have begun a large-scale investigation into the incident and ordered the prosecutor general to look at all the details,” the police said in a statement.
Jordan has seen an outpouring of public anger against Israel in recent days, with officials calling on its Jewish neighbour to remove the metal detectors installed at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in eastern Jerusalem.