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Five Dead In Germany Hostage Taking

German police say five people, including a gunman, were killed during a hostage-taking incident at an apartment block in the country's south on July 4.

The gunman is believed to have taken his victims hostage during an attempt to evict him from his apartment in Karlsruhe.

Police stormed the flat after detecting smoke and discovered the bodies inside.

Police said a bailiff, the new homeowner, the caretaker, and a locksmith were among those killed.

Based on reporting by Reuters, AP, and AFP