Two individuals have been killed by a gunman making an attempt to enter a synagogue within the east German metropolis of Halle.
Witnesses contained in the synagogue say the shooter tried to power his approach in by means of the door. Dozens of Jews inside had been observing Yom Kippur on Wednesday.
The suspect has been arrested.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attended a vigil in Berlin and expressed “solidarity for all Jews on the holy day of Yom Kippur”.
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