AMMAN — The U.S. embassy has warned Americans against travel in
The embassy urged Americans to stay away from downtown Amman,
particularly the site of a shooting attack on July 16. The attack by a
Jordanian of Palestinian origin outside the ancient Roman Theater in
Hashimiyah Square injured six people, most of them tourists, Middle East Newsline reported.
"In light of this event, and three previous attacks in that vicinity
since 2006, Embassy Amman has advised its personnel to avoid the area for 30
days while the security situation is being reviewed," the U.S. embassy said
on July 17.
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The 18-year-old gunmen, Thaer Al Wahidi, shot himself in the head and
later died. Jordanian officials said Al Wahidi did not have "political or
"Regardless of where you travel in the Middle East, Embassy Amman
advises American citizens to be mindful of the general security situation,
as outlined below in the new Worldwide Caution," the embassy said in a
"Maintain a high level of personal security awareness at all
times, particularly where people congregate, including restaurants, hotels,
clubs and shopping areas."