Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Afghanistan

Afghan Suspected In German Court Killing

An Afghan national has been arrested in connection with a deadly shooting and stabbing attack at a courthouse in the German city of Frankfurt.

Police said one man died at the scene, another shortly afterward at a hospital. It said the victims were 45 and 50 years old but did not reveal their identities.

A spokesman said the attacker is believed to have fired shots in the courtyard of the courthouse, fatally wounding one of the victims.

The other apparently fled in the courthouse, but the attacker followed and stabbed him.

The attacker fled on foot but was arrested near the courthouse.

A police statement said he was a 47-year-old Afghan national and resident of Eschborn, a town near Frankfurt.

Based on reporting by AP and dpa

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