At least two dead in a shooting in front of a synagogue in the German city of Halle

The German media reported on Wednesday an apparent weapon attack in the street facing the Humboldtstraße synagogue, in the German city of Halland. The Police, on the other hand, has informed about several victims, for now two are counted in the official figures, in addition to warning the residents of the area that refrain from going abroad from their homes since the author of the shooting could have fled in a vehicle to Leipzig.

"According to the initial findings, two people were killed in Halle"said the local police in a tweet." There were several shots. The alleged perpetrators are fleeing with a vehicle. "Some testimonies talk that a hand grenade has been thrown at a Jewish cemetery.

For now it has been confirmed that the authorities have closed the Paulus district area and they have also closed the Halle station.

Roxana Saberi, a correspondent for CBS News, already reported last year, a marked increase in extreme nationalist groups in Germany has also brought back the anti-Semitic acts. German police received more than 400 reports of anti-Semitic attacks in the first half of 2018, 10 percent more than in the same period last year.

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