In Jordan 3 US service members confirmed dead in shooting

"We are working with the Jordanian government to gather additional details about what happened."

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An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the Royal Jordanian Air Force takes off during an exercise at an air base in northern Jordan on May 12, 2014 play

An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the Royal Jordanian Air Force takes off during an exercise at an air base in northern Jordan on May 12, 2014

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Three US troops were killed in a shooting attack outside a Jordanian training facility on Friday, a US official said, following earlier reports that one or two US personnel were dead.

"A total of three US service members died today in the incident in Jordan," the official said. "Initial reports were that one was killed, two injured. The two injured service members were transported to a hospital in Amman, where they died."

"The service members were in vehicles approaching the gate of a Jordanian military training facility, where they came under small arms fire," the official added. "We are working with the Jordanian government to gather additional details about what happened."

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