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German Far-Right Gunman Kills 10 in Frankfurt Suburb

HeadlineFeb 20, 2020

In Germany, a gunman with a high-powered rifle opened fire on patrons at two shisha bars in the town of Hanau Wednesday night, killing nine people. The 43-year-old suspect then returned to his home and killed his mother before turning a gun on himself. The attacks appeared to target people of Turkish and Kurdish ancestry, and German federal investigators said they’re investigating the killings as a likely right-wing terror attack. The killings came a week after German police arrested 12 members of a far-right group and accused them of plotting to use semiautomatic weapons to murder worshipers at mosques, in attacks that would mirror those carried out by a white nationalist gunman in Christchurch, New Zealand, last year.

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