Eight killed in shootings in Germany

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BERLIN:  At least eight people were killed in two shootings at shisha bars in Germany by an unknown number of attackers, who are still at large, according to police and media reports.

The shootings late Wednesday targeted bars in Hanau, about 20 kilometres (12 miles) from Frankfurt, according to local media. The first attack occurred at the "Midnight" bar in the centre of the city around 10pm (2100 GMT). Quoting witnesses, local media reported hearing a dozen shots.

The attacker, or attackers, then fled the scene by car, according to police. There was then a second shooting at Arena Bar.

According to local media reports, three people were killed in front of the first bar and five in front of the second. At least five people were also seriously wounded, reports said.

An AFP journalist at the scene saw around thirty police cars leaving Hanau police station and, according to witnesses, police officers with machine guns were deployed in the city.

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