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German synagogue is attacked on holy day; 2 dead nearby

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By GEIR MOULSON and JENS MEYER
HALLE, Germany - A heavily armed assailant tried to force his way into a synagogue Wednesday in eastern Germany on Yom Kippur, Judaism's holiest day, and two people were killed as he fired shots outside the building and into a kebab shop, authorities and witnesses said.
The attacker shot at the door of the synagogue in the city of Halle but did not get in as 70 to 80 people inside were observing the holy day, a local Jewish leader said.
Germany's top security official, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, said authorities must assume that it was an anti-Semitic...
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Yom Kippur 2019: Holiest day of the year in Judaism

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Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year for people of the Jewish faith. Here's what it is.
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