A gunman fired shots at U.S. Air Force personnel on a bus outside Frankfurt airport on Wednesday, killing two airmen and wounding two before being taken into custody, authorities said.
A man opened fire on or near a bus carrying U.S. soldiers at Germany’s Frankfurt airport Wednesday afternoon, killing two U.S. airmen and injuring two others, police said.
Police spokesman Jurgen Linker said that the incident occurred at a bus lane in front of Terminal 2 at round 3:20 p.m. local time (1420 GMT).
The gunman chanted “God is Great in Arabic.” The German police have identified the offender as a Kosovo citizen.
Kosovo is a disputed territory following the collapse of Yugoslavia. The partially recognized Republic of Kosovo, a self-declared independent state, has de facto control over most of the territory, with North Kosovo being the largest Kosovo Serb enclave. Serbia does not recognise the unilateral secession of Kosovo and considers it a United Nations-governed entity within its sovereign territory, the Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija.
President Barack Obama says he is ‘saddened and outraged’ by the shooting in Frankfurt, Germany, that killed two U.S. Air Force personnel and injured two others. Obama said the U.S. would spare no effort in finding out how the act took place.