A tourist attraction that has been under scrutiny in Jordan is facing new scrutiny following the death of a tourist who was found stabbed to death in a cave near his home.
The Jordanian tourist site of Amman’s Eba Cave was closed down by the Jordanian government earlier this month after police found a suspect dead inside, prompting the resignation of the Jordanian Interior Minister.
The incident was initially believed to be an act of suicide.
Jordan’s Interior Minister Muhammed al-Obeidi said Monday that the investigation into the incident is being handled by a criminal court and that the death would be investigated as a homicide.
The Jordanian Interior Ministry also released the names of the deceased, saying that they were 22-year-old Omar Abdel-Razak and that they had been on holiday in the country.
The site was closed due to the recent death of two tourists.
Omar Abdel Razak was stabbed to the chest by a knife and his girlfriend was stabbed in the face and body by a similar knife.
The two were taken to a local hospital and later died.
Jordanian media reported that a police investigation has been opened and that it is unclear what caused the two deaths.
The victims were tourists from Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.
The death of the two tourists sparked an outcry from locals and the media.
The Petra News website reported that the two were from Jordan and that both were killed in Eba.
Local media reported the two men were not known to be known to authorities.
Amman’s government has also denied that the incident was connected to the death, saying the suspect was known to police.
Jordan has been in the midst of an ongoing crisis in the wake of the death last month of the British tourist Richard Hoagland, who was stabbed several times in the chest while visiting the country with his family.
Jordan, a member of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS), has been fighting in Syria and Iraq since 2014.
The kingdom, which has close ties to the United States and Western powers, has been battling a wave of terrorism in the region for years.
In recent months, the kingdom has seen an increase in extremist violence, including the killing of Jordanian journalists.
Jordan was one of the first countries to grant asylum to Syrian refugees in 2013.
Jordan is one of several countries in the Middle East to allow asylum to foreigners who are suspected of being part of the Syrian civil war.