Germany: Shooting Near Synagogue in Halle City Leaves 2 Dead, Grenade Hurled at Jewish Cemetery
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Berlin, October 9: A major anti-semite attack was reported in the German city of Halle on Wednesday. At least two civilians were reported to be killed in the shooting incident, whereas, one more was said to be injured. The attackers fled from the spot in their vehicle after executing the assault, said the local media. A grenade was also hurled by them at a Jewish cemetery before escaping from the scene of crime.

The perpetrators were still on the run, by the time preliminary reports emerged. The German police officials had enacted a multi-team approach to crackdown on the attackers at the earliest. California Synagogue Shooting: 1 Killed, 3 Injured as 19-Year-Old Fires Indiscriminately.

"Early indications show that two people were killed in Halle. Several shots were fired. The suspected perpetrators fled in a car," the Halle police said on Twitter, urging residents in the area to stay indoors.

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The central train station has been closed while the area is under lockdown, rail company Deutsche Bahn said. According to Bild daily, the shooting took place in front of a synagogue in the Paulus district, and a hand grenade was also flung into a Jewish cemetery located in the vicinity.