Man opens fire on bus of US soldiers at Frankfurt Airport

By Stephen C. Webster
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 11:12 EDT
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A bus transporting US soldiers to Frankfurt Airport was attacked Wednesday by a gunman who shot and killed at least two, according to published reports.

A US soldier and the bus driver were among the dead, they added, and another two were serious injured. The shooting took place near terminal 2, according to Sky News.

The attacker was believed to be a young man from Kosovo in his 20s, Britain’s The Guardian noted.

While the US military had not made a statement, a police spokesman told The Guardian that the attack “appears to have taken place on the bus.”

Frankfurt Airport is Germany’s largest international hub, and the second largest airport in Europe.

Image credit: Frankfurt Airport, terminal 2, via WikiMedia Commons

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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