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9 Oct 2019

Germany synagogue shooting leaves two dead on Yom Kippur

Health and Social Care Correspondent

Germany’s Interior Minister has described a fatal shooting in the city of Halle as an antisemitic attack and suspect a far right motive – after two people were shot dead.

A heavily armed gunman tried to force his way into a synagogue where scores of people were observing the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur – while a kebab shop in the city was also targeted.

Police have arrested one suspect but warned of an ‘acute danger’ to the public.