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Air Force: Two Airmen Killed In Frankfurt Shooting

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - German authorities say a 21-year-old man from Kosovo is in custody, in the shooting attack on a bus carrying U.S. airmen outside the airport in Frankfurt.

Two Americans were killed and two others were wounded before the suspect was taken into custody.

Frankfurt police say the bus was sitting outside a terminal when the attack took place, leaving the driver and a passenger dead and another person with serious injuries. They say the attacker briefly
entered the bus, and was caught when he tried to escape.

The Air Force says all four victims were airmen stationed at a base in Britain. It's home to the only F-15 fighter wing in Europe.

A German news agency quotes a security official as saying there are no indications of a terrorist attack.

But a member of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee, Patrick Meehan, says that's what it looks like.

President Barack Obama is promising to "spare no effort" in investigating the slayings.

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LONDON (AP) - The U.S. Air Force in Britain says the two airmen killed and two others wounded in the Frankfurt airport shooting were based in the U.K.

A spokesman for Air Force at Lakenheath airfield confirmed all four were from the military base in eastern England.

Lakenheath is home to the 48th Fighter Wing, the United States' only F-15 fighter wing. Its website says the base employs some 4,500 active-duty military members, as well as 2,000 British and U.S. civilians.

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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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