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Germany weapon attack: Two killed in Halle



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At least two people were killed in a shootout in the East German city of Halle, police said arrested, but other suspects reportedly fled in a vehicle.

The shootings took place in the Paulus area. Witnesses had reported an armed man wearing military camouflage and carrying several weapons.

A witness reported to the German news of n-tv that an armed man in camouflage with an assault rifle on a doner kebab shop opened fire.

"The man came up In the kebab store he threw something like a grenade that did not explode, and he opened the fire with an assault rifle, the man behind me must have died … I hid in the toilet", The witness told a television reporter nearby the scene.

German media report that shots were fired near a synagogue in Halle, but the details were not confirmed.

A witness stated that an attacker had thrown a gasoline bomb or grenade over a cemetery wall.

After an attack in Paul, the police warned the residents of Landsberg, 8 km northeast of the city, to remain vigilant.

It was not clear where the arrest took place. Police are still warning residents to stay in their homes.


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