At least 8 killed at shisha bars in Germany; shooter found dead, say police

WION Web Team Frankfurt, Bayern, Germany Feb 20, 2020, 07.10 AM(IST)

Forensic experts outside a shisha bar after a shooting incident in Hanau near Frankfurt, Germany Photograph:( Reuters )

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Three people were reportedly killed in front of the first bar and five others were killed in the second bar

At least eight people were killed in two shooting incidents near Frankfurt in Germany on Thursday. 

German police said the suspect in shootings was found dead at home.

The shooters targeted shisha bars in Hanau as police launched a manhunt to nab the culprits. Police quickly moved to seal off the two streets in Hanau. The motive of the attack is still unclear, authorities said.

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Three people were reportedly killed in front of the first bar and five others were killed in the second bar.

While the motive behind the shooting spree remains unclear, mass shootings are becoming fairly common across the world.

Germany has been targeted in recent years by several extremist attacks one of which killed 12 people in the heart of Berlin in December 2016.