Two people killed in shooting in German city of Halle

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Two people were killed and several injured in a shooting in eastern Germany, police told Euronews.

The Bild newspaper said on its website the shooting took place in front of a synagogue.

Police later said one suspect had been arrested but urged people to remain careful.

Local news outlet Bild reported that a hand grenade also was tossed into a Jewish cemetery.

German media report that shots were also fired near a synagogue in Halle, but the details have not been confirmed.

"We are urgently investigating and are asking people to stay in their homes", Halle police tweeted.

The attack occurred on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year in Judaism when Jews fast for more than 24 hours, seeking atonement.

One woman died after at least one attacker, believed to be wearing a military-style uniform, opened fire with a submachine gun on Wednesday morning.

The central train station has been closed while the area is under lockdown, rail company Deutsche Bahn said.

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