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Gunman kills two US airmen at Frankfurt airport

Reuters/Sascha Rheker

Two US airmen were killed and another two seriously injured when a gunman opened fire on a bus carrying US air force personnel at Frankfurt airport on Wednesday. German authorities have arrested the attacker, who is said to be from Kosovo.


The names of the victims have not been released. Their next of kin are being notified, the US Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) said in a statement.

According to German police, the suspect is a 21-year-old man originally from Kosovo and living in Frankfurt.

He was arrested inside Frankfurt's Terminal Two building, reportedly armed with a handgun and a knife.

The motive for the attack is unclear.

Chancellor Angela Merkel promised that the German government would do everything it could to investigate the incident.

US President Barack Obama said he was "saddened" and "outraged" by the attack.

The airmen were at the airport to take a flight back to the US.

The US military has a number of major bases near Frankfurt.

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