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Two Killed In Attack On U.S. Military Personnel At German Airport

A gunman has been taken into custody after firing shots at U.S. soldiers in a bus outside Terminal 2 at the Frankfurt airport. The AP quotes Frankfurt police spokesman Manfred Fuellhardt as saying that two people were killed and two wounded, one seriously. One of those killed was the bus driver. Fuellhardt would not say if any of the casualties were American military personnel.

The U.S. Army Europe said it had no immediate information on the incident.

Kosovo's interior minister told The Associated Press that German police have identified the gunman as a Kosovo citizen.

Update at 12:14 p.m. ET: The AP is now reporting confirmation from the U.S. military that two airmen were killed and two wounded in the shooting.

Update at 1:43 p.m. ET: President Barack Obama made a surprise appearance in the White House press briefing room to say that he was "saddened and outraged" by the shooting and that the U.S. will spare no effort to ensure the perpetrators are brought to justice.



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