Canadian woman killed in deadly Jordan attacks

(Courtesy Google Maps) (Courtesy Google Maps)A Canadian woman was one of ten people killed when a gunman ambushed Jordanian police in a series of attacks on Sunday.Canada’s global affairs spokesman, John Babcock, told The Associated Press the woman killed was Linda Vatcher, 62. Babcock said her son Chris was also injured.Two local civilians and seven police officers were also killed and at least 34 people were injured in one of the bloodiest attacks in Jordan in recent years.After the attacks, the Canadian embassy in Amman tweeted a warning to Canadians, saying “we advise against all travel to #Karak city until further notice due to security incident, be safe!”Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion expressed his condolences to the families of those killed and called the attacks “heinous.”1/2 Our thoughts+deepest sympathies w/ family+friends of Canadian victim + to all those affected by heinous attack in #Jordan today.— Stéphane Dion (@MinCanadaFA) December 18, 2016 2/2 Our embassy in #Amman providing consular assistance to Canadians affected during difficult time + is in contact w/ local authorities.— Stéphane Dion (@MinCanadaFA) December 18, 2016

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