Obama condemns Frankfurt airport attack

Police are investigating the attack against 2 US marines who were shot dead in possible terrorist act at Frankfurt airport.

March 3, 2011 11:11
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President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he is "saddened" and "outraged" by the shooting of a group of US airmen in Germany.

German police arrested a man after two US airmen were shot dead and two wounded in an incident on a US Army bus at Frankfurt airport, authorities said.

US official suggests Frankfurt shooting was terrorism

Security round the airport was tightened and an investigation into the "terrible, senseless crime" was under way, said Boris Rhein, interior minister for Hesse state.

"Whether the incident was linked to terrorism I cannot say at this stage," he told reporters.

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The suspected gunman was apparently a Kosovo national, he said. Police said he was 21.

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