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UPDATE: 2 US airmen killed, 2 injured in Germany shooting

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- The U.S. Air Force says two of its airmen have been killed and two wounded in a shooting outside Frankfurt airport.

Spokeswoman Maj. Beverly Mock said German police have the suspect in Wednesday afternoon's shooting in custody and that she could not release any further details on the victims until their next of kin have been notified.

The gunman opened fire on a bus carrying the airmen as it sat outside Terminal 2 at the airport, Frankfurt police spokesman Manfred Fuellhardt said.

Kosovo's interior minister says German police have identified the gunman as a Kosovo citizen.

The motive for the attack was not immediately clear.

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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany will do "everything possible" in its investigation of the shooting of American servicemen on a bus outside Frankfurt airport.

Merkel told reporters in Berlin that she condemned the "terrible incident" at the airport Wednesday afternoon during which a man opened fire on a bus carrying American military personnel, killing two people and wounding two.

Kosovo Interior Minister Bajram Rexhepi says German police have identified the suspect who is in custody as Arif Uka, a Kosovo citizen from the northern town of Mitrovica.

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rep. Patrick Meehan says a shooting on U.S. soldiers in Germany looks like it could be a terrorist attack.

Meehan made clear he did not have all the facts about the shooting and was still being briefed by his staff.

Meehan, a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, made the remarks Wednesday as he was wrapping up a hearing about al-Qaida. Meehan is the chairman of the subcommittee that focuses on terrorism and intelligence.

Police in Germany say a gunman fired shots at U.S. soldiers on a bus outside a Frankfurt airport, killing the bus driver and a passenger. Two others were wounded before the gunman was taken into custody.

Police would not say whether any of the casualties were U.S. military personnel.

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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Frankfurt airport says shots have been fired at a bus carrying U.S. soldiers, and a German news agency says two people were killed and two wounded.

An airport spokesman said Wednesday's shooting "near or on" the bus took place in front of Terminal 2 at continental Europe's second-biggest airport hub.

He spoke on condition of anonymity in keeping with airport policy.

The DAPD news agency reported two people were killed and two wounded, citing Frankfurt police. There was no immediate information on their identities.

The U.S. Army Europe said it had no immediate information on the incident but was checking it. The U.S. military has several major bases in the Frankfurt region, often used as a logistical hub for operations in Afghanistan or Iraq.

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