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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.
One person was arrested, police said, but other suspects were believed to have fled the Paulus area in a vehicle. One person was arrested, police said, but other suspects are believed to have fled the Paulus area in a vehicle.
Witnesses said one gunman was wearing military camouflage and carrying several weapons. One gunman was wearing military camouflage and carrying several weapons, witnesses say.
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. Reports suggest there was also an attack on a synagogue in Halle and a shooting in Landsberg, some 15km (9 miles) east of the city.
It was not clear where the arrest took place. Police are still warning residents to remain in their homes. It was not immediately clear if the incidents were connected.
A witness told German n-tv news that a gunman in camouflage opened fire with an assault rifle on a Turkish kebab shop. What do we know about the kebab shop attack?
"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. A man was killed in a Turkish kebab shop, Halle police spokesman Ralf Karlstedt said. The second victim was identified as a woman but the place where she was killed has not been confirmed.
Shots were also fired near a synagogue in Halle, according to German media, but details have not been confirmed. A suspect fled the scene in a car and was arrested by police outside Halle, Mr Karlstedt said, adding that officials were still investigating the identity of the person.
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". Residents were being warned to remain in their homes.
Earlier, a witness told German n-tv news that a gunman in camouflage had 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... I hid in the toilet," the witness told a TV reporter near the scene.
What is being reported about the synagogue incident?
Shots were also reported 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 local Jewish community, 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.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.The violence came as Jews celebrated Yom Kippur, Judaism's holiest day.
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