Fatal shooting at German synagogue

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A shooting in the eastern German city of Halle has left at least two people dead.

One person was detained by police following the attack, which German media said took place outside a synagogue during the Jewish festival of Yom Kippur.

“Our forces have detained one person,” the Halle police wrote in a tweet. “We remain alert, however. We have deployed forces in and around Halle and are trying to stabilise the situation until we have all the relevant information.”

Bild, a German daily, reported a gunman opened fire with an automatic weapon and lobbed a hand grenade into a nearby cemetery. Police have not yet confirmed details of the attack.

Another shooting was reported in the nearby town of Landsberg, but it has not been confirmed if the two are linked.

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SOURCE: Al Jazeera and news agencies


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