Two people are dead and two further seriously injured after a shooting at Germany’s Frankfurt Airport, the country’s largest international hub. A suspect has been arrested, and reports are emerging that the victims were part of the US military.
A gunman at Frankfurt Airport, Germany’s largest international hub, reportedly fired at several United States soldiers in a military bus on Wednesday, killing at least two people and seriously injuring two others. Wire reports suggest the two dead were likely American soldiers.
German news agency DPA is reporting that police arrested a 21-year-old male suspect from Kosovo following the attack. A police spokesperson said it was too early to determine if the attack had been politically motivated.
Just after the attack, police still hadn’t been able to determine the circumstances of the shooting. “It appears that everything happened in the bus,” police spokesman Jürgen Linker told DPA.
Initial reports suggested that a soldier and the bus driver were killed in the shooting. The shooting took place at 3:20 p.m. in a bus lane in a non-secure, public part of the airport’s Terminal 2. DPA is reporting that the perpetrator was probably carrying a knife as well.
A number of US military bases are located near Frankfurt, and soldiers regularly use the airport to fly between Germany and the United States.
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Kosovo Albanian shoots 2 US soldiers March 2, 2011 – 8:06 am
March 2, 2011 – 8:06 am
Kosovo Albanian Muslim, Arif Uka, kills two American soldiers, confirms AP. Uka is from Kosovska Mitrovica. Islamic terror is believed as the motive.
A member of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee says a shooting on U.S. soldiers in Germany looks like a terrorist attack.
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