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Kosovo Albanian Confesses To Killing U.S. Airmen


Arid Uka (left) talks with his lawyer Michaela Roth as he arrives for the start of his trial in Frankfurt.

Arid Uka (left) talks with his lawyer Michaela Roth as he arrives for the start of his trial in Frankfurt.

A Kosovo Albanian man has confessed to shooting dead two U.S. airmen and wounding two others at Frankfurt airport in March.

The man, 21-year-old Arid Uka, told a German court on August 31 that he was inspired by Islamic extremist propaganda on the Internet.

He confessed to shooting U.S. airmen at point-blank range as they prepared to board a bus at Frankfurt airport, saying he wanted revenge for U.S. operations in Afghanistan.

Prosecutors have said there is no evidence he was part of an organized terrorist network.

compiled from agency reports

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