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Germany: Merkel attends vigil at Berlin synagogue after Halle shooting

Germany, Berlin
October 09, 2019 at 18:16 GMT +00:00 · Published

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attended a vigil at Berlin's New Synagogue on Wednesday night after a deadly shooting close to a synagogue in Halle earlier in the day.

Merkel sang a traditional Hebrew prayer, alongside members of Berlin's Jewish community.

Police said two people were killed in the incident which took place near a synagogue where the Jewish community was observing the holiday of Yom Kippur.

A full-scale manhunt is now underway for the main suspect, with authorities warning that others could remain at large.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel attended a vigil at Berlin's New Synagogue on Wednesday night after a deadly shooting close to a synagogue in Halle earlier in the day.

Merkel sang a traditional Hebrew prayer, alongside members of Berlin's Jewish community.

Police said two people were killed in the incident which took place near a synagogue where the Jewish community was observing the holiday of Yom Kippur.

A full-scale manhunt is now underway for the main suspect, with authorities warning that others could remain at large.

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