TASS, October 9. At least two people have been killed in a shooting outside a synagogue in the German town of Halle, the local police said via Twitter.
“Preliminary reports suggest that two people died in Halle. A few shots were fired. The shooters fled the site in a vehicle,” the police underlined.
Two shooters have opened fire outside a synagogue in Halle, a police spokesperson told reporters.
The attackers were dressed in combat uniform, their faces were covered with masks. They were armed with automatic weapons as well as pistols, certain reports suggest.
Witnesses also report an explosion at a Jewish cemetery, which was caused by a grenade thrown by an unidentified person, the German Bild newspaper said.
The city authorities announced an emergency in Halle. The region’s police is sending all available forces to the city.
On October 8-9, Jews are celebrating one of the most important religious holidays – Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement, the holiest day of the year in Judaism).