2 US Troops Killed in Frankfurt Shooting

Gunman attacks troops' bus near airport
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 2, 2011 9:45 AM CST
Updated Mar 2, 2011 11:27 AM CST
Frankfurt Airport Shooting: Shots Fired 'Near or On' Bus of US Troops
Police surround a bus carrying US soldiers in front of Terminal 2 of the Frankfurt airport, Germany, Wednesday, March 2, 2011.   (AP Photo/dapd, Alexander Becher)

(Newser) – The US Air Force says two of its airmen have been killed and two wounded in a shooting outside Frankfurt airport. Spokeswoman Maj. Beverly Mock said that German police have the suspect in this afternoon's shooting in custody and that she could not release any further details on the victims until their next of kin have been notified.

The gunman opened fire on a bus carrying the airmen as it sat outside Terminal 2 at the airport, Frankfurt police spokesman Manfred Fuellhardt said. Kosovo's interior minister says German police have identified the gunman as a citizen of Kosovo, but the motive is unclear. German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned the "terrible incident." (Read more shooting stories.)

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