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Germany gun attack: Two killed in Halle Germany gun attack: Two killed in Halle
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At least two people have been killed in a shooting in the eastern German city of Halle, police say.At least two people have been killed in a shooting in the eastern German city of Halle, police say.
The police said one person had now been arrested, but other suspects are believed to have fled in a vehicle. One person was arrested, police said, but other suspects were believed to have fled the Paulus area in a vehicle.
The shootings took place in the Paulus area. Witnesses had reported one gunman wearing military camouflage and carrying several weapons. Witnesses said one gunman was wearing military camouflage and carrying several weapons.
A witness told German n-tv news that a gunman in camouflage opened fire with an assault rifle on a Doner kebab shop. A second shooting was then reported in Landsberg, some 15km (9 miles) east of the city. It was not clear if the incidents were connected.
"The man came up to the Doner shop, he threw something like a grenade, it didn't explode, and he opened fire with an assault rifle. The man behind me must have died... I hid in the toilet," the witness told a TV reporter near the scene.
German media report that shots were also fired near a synagogue in Halle, but the details have not been confirmed.
One witness said one attacker had thrown a petrol bomb or grenade over a cemetery wall.
After the attack in Paulus, police then warned residents of Landsberg, 8km (5 miles) north-east of the city, to stay alert.
It was not clear where the arrest took place. Police are still warning residents to remain in their homes.It was not clear where the arrest took place. Police are still warning residents to remain in their homes.
A witness told German n-tv news that a gunman in camouflage opened fire with an assault rifle on a Turkish kebab shop.
"The man came up to the doner shop, he threw something like a grenade, it didn't explode, and he opened fire with an assault rifle. The man behind me must have died... I hid in the toilet," the witness told a TV reporter near the scene.
Shots were also fired near a synagogue in Halle, according to German media, but details have not been confirmed.
A suspect tried to get into the building, Max Privorotzki, leader of the Jewish community in Halle, told Der Spiegel magazine, saying between "70 and 80 people were in the synagogue".
One witness said one attacker "dressed like a policeman... fully armed" had thrown a petrol bomb or grenade over a cemetery wall.
The violence came as Jews celebrated Yom Kippur, Judaism's holiest day.
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