Far-Right Shooting Shatters an Already Fragile Sense of Security in Germany
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German authorities are starting to piece together exactly what happened in Hanau, when a gunman opened fire on two shisha bars. At least nine people died in the attack which federal prosecutors are treating as an act of terrorism. Turkish authorities say a number of those killed were of Turkish origin. Chancellor Angela Merkel said there are signs the shooter had racist motives. Here's what we know so far about Wednesday's attack. The shooting took place in Hanau, a city in western Germany about 25 kilometres 16 miles east of Frankfurt am Main. At about GMT , the shooter opened fire on the Midnight shisha bar in the city centre.
Germany: Hanau Shootings
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The gunman , Tobias Rathjen, 43, was found dead at his home along with his mother, and authorities said they were treating the rampage as an act of domestic terrorism. Turks, ethnic Kurds and people with backgrounds from Bulgaria, Bosnia and Romania were among those killed, according to news reports. Rathjen opened fire at the hookah bar and a neighboring cafe in the Frankfurt suburb of Hanau around 10 p.