Jordan’s minister of health said three Mexicans and one Swiss tourist were wounded along with four Jordanians when a man went on a stabbing rampage in Jersah city, a major tourist destination near ancient Roman ruins.
Four of those injured had moderate to serious wounds and the others light ones, Fayez Jaber told Reuters, giving gave no further details.
But a security source said that along with the tour guide, three other Jordanians, including a policeman, were hurt before the attacker was subdued and arrested.
Sources had earlier mistakenly said three of the wounded tourists were Spaniards.
Jerash is famed for its Roman ruins.