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Yom Kippur Synagogue Shooting In Germany Leaves At Least Two Dead, Police Say

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A shooting near a synagogue in Germany left at least two dead with one suspect in custody, police said Wednesday.

On the last day of Yom Kippur, considered one of the holiest days of the year to Jewish believers, at least two people were shot outside a synagogue in Halle, Germany, according to the Washington Post. Several suspects fled the scene, police spokeswoman Ulrike Diener told WaPo.

An attacker reportedly threw a grenade in the synagogue’s cemetery, according to the German newspaper, the Bild.

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The shooter was allegedly dressed in combat gear with an assault rifle, an eye-witness told reporters according to WaPo. The eye-witness described hearing explosions as well, but a police spokeswoman could not confirm that explosions occurred, the publication reports.

Shots were also reportedly fired in a city about ten miles away from Halle in Landesburg, the WaPo reports from German media outlets.

 

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