U.S. issues travel warning for Jordan after recent attacks

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Posted: Dec 23, 2016 6:34 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Friday warned Americans traveling to Jordan of threats from terrorist groups after several recent attacks in the country.

More than a dozen people were killed, including a Canadian tourist, in two attacks by Islamist militants this week in the southern city of Karak.

"The Department of State reminds U.S. citizens that terrorist and extremist organizations have expressed a desire to conduct attacks targeting U.S. citizens and Westerners in Jordan," the travel warning said. 

(Reporting by Eric Beech)