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Two men and women had been killed in a shooting in the eastern German city of Halle on Wednesday and police stated they had been searching for suspects who fled the scene.

Mass-promoting German each day Bild stated on its web site the shooting took location in front of a synagogue. Bild reported that a hand grenade was also thrown onto a Jewish cemetery.

“According to initial findings, two men and women had been killed in Halle,” regional police stated on Twitter. “There had been numerous shots. The alleged perpetrators have fled with a car. We are browsing urgently and ask citizens to stay in their residences.”

The attack occurred on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year in Judaism when Jews quick for a lot more than 24 hours, in search of atonement.

National rail operator Deutsche Bahn stated the key train station in Halle had been closed.

(REUTERS)

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