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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  • Anonymous

    I hope WW2 ends soon, we can bring these soldiers home.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046573071 Matt Mosley

    You mean WW3, and no chance of that happening, they’re going into Libya in a few weeks.

  • Anonymous

    No, I’m sure he meant WW2 as our soldiers have been there that long. WW3 started when bozo bush started his unnecessary wars. Where ever we go we leave a base and our troops there.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    That’s different. Usually, it’s US soldiers opening fire on unarmed civilians. Does that mean that the civilians are fighting back? When the dust settles, it will probably come to light that US soldiers raped the shooter’s daughter, sodomized his minor son, murdered someone close to him or all three.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Weeks? Are you kidding? They can’t wait that long to get their paws on all that oil. They should be in control of the situation and massacring civilians by Friday.

  • Anonymous

    We have enemies? Why would anyone be against our efforts to bring world peace and liberty? We’ve killed hundreds of thousand of people to accomplish that. We rock. Everyone else sucks. Christ is on our side? Just ask Huckabee or any repug. Morons.

    Too bad for the soldiers. They were just doing their duty.

  • morty62

    This Albanian Muslim POS is indicative of what Europe will be dealing with very soon on a daily basis. Maybe Milosovic had the right idea after all.

  • morty62

    Maybe we’ve been in Europe a little too long, but I guarantee you not many Germans were agitating for us to pull out prior to the fall of the Soviet Union. Frankly, I doubt all that many are now as Russia is spending a lot of money on re-arming and upgrading their military. Do you have any doubt that if not for the U.S. presence in Europe after WWII that they’d be drinking vodka at Oktoberfest instead of beer?

  • morty62

    He’s an Albanian you dumbass. Just another West-hating Muslim murderer killing in the name of Allah and jihad. Get a clue you terrorist-symp.

  • Anonymous

    But we’re making progress. Hitler can’t hide from us very much longer.

  • Anonymous

    So much for the chocolates and flowers routine, eh Mr. Rummy?