torsdag 3 mars 2011

K. Albanian man "planned attack on soldiers"

K. Albanian man "planned attack on soldiers"

3 March 2011 | 09:40 | Source: Tanjug
FRANKFURT -- German police arrested a man on Wednesday after two U.S. airmen were shot dead and two wounded in an incident on a U.S. Army bus at Frankfurt airport.
The bus where the shooting took place (Beta/AP)
The bus where the shooting took place (Beta/AP)
Police seized and arrested the alleged gunman in the terminal building, reportedly still with large amounts of ammunition and his handgun.

Spiegel magazine's online edition cited investigators as saying preliminary inquiries suggested "this was a planned attack, and not the result of an argument, as had first been suggested".

According to the magazine, the man entered the bus full air force personnel and opened fire.

Witnesses said the 21-year-old Albanian from Kosovo cried "Allahu Akhbar" before opening fire in the bus.

"Whether the incident was linked to terrorism I cannot say at this stage," Boris Rhein, interior minister for Hesse state told reporters.

The shooter was on Wednesday identified as Arif Uka, whose relatives in Kosovo said he was a "deeply devout Muslim", whose grandfather was an imam in a village close to Kosovska Mitrovica.

It remains unclear whether he was employed at the airport.

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