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Gunman Kills British Tourist, Wounds Six in Amman


Jordanian officials are calling Monday's shooting of foreign tourists a terrorist act, and they are investigating to determine whether the gunman acted on his own.

A British man was killed and six other people were wounded in the shooting at the Roman amphitheater in Amman. The gunman was arrested after the shooting. Witnesses say he was shouting "Allahu Akbar," or God is great, as he opened fire. Interior Minister Eid al-Fayez called the shooting a cowardly terrorist attack.

He identified the suspect as a Jordanian man in his 30s, and said investigators are trying to determine his motive. Jordan was the scene of three suicide bombings at hotels in Amman in November. Those attacks killed 60 people and al-Qaida in Iraq claimed responsibility.

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