At least two people were killed and several others wounded after two gunmen opened fire outside a synagogue in German city of Halle on Wednesday, the media reported.
Berlin, Oct 9: At least two people were killed and several others wounded after two gunmen opened fire outside a synagogue in the German city of Halle on Wednesday, the media reported.
The gunmen shot with a sub-machine gun and also threw a grenade before fleeing the scene, the Daily Mail reported.
Police have arrested one suspect in connection with the shooting.
Following the incident, police have sealed off the surrounding area.
Police asked locals to stay in their homes as the manhunt continues.
According to the BBC, apart from the person who was arrested, the other suspects were believed to have fled the Paulus area in a vehicle.
Media reports quoted witnesses as saying that one gunman was wearing military camouflage and was carrying several weapons.
The shooting took place in the city's Paulusviertel area.
The incident took place on the occasion of Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year in Judaism.
Because of the Jewish festival, a lot of people were present in the synagogue when the shooting took place, Max Privorotzki, the head of the Jewish community in Halle, told the local media.
News24 Bureau with IANS inputs
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