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Kosovar Albanian in Frankfurt Terror Attack

2:36 PM, Mar 3, 2011 • By STEPHEN SCHWARTZ
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The USAF group had just arrived in Germany from Britain. The Wall Street Journal Europe reported that 10 to 15 people were inside the bus. According to the London Independent, the shooter, armed with a handgun, assaulted the vehicle when it stopped to pick up riders outside terminal 2 at the airport. Uka fled into the building but was apprehended by police and a U.S. airman.

President Obama said he was “saddened and outraged” by the deaths, and promised the United States would “spare no effort to insure that all the perpetrators are brought to justice,” suggesting the attack may have involved more than one person. German chancellor Angela Merkel pledged the full cooperation of her government in an investigation of the case. Kosovo authorities also expressed their “deeply-felt condolences to the American people, U.S. military, U.S. government, and the families of those killed” in “this evil act.”

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