Gunman kills 2 after trying to attack German synagogue

Police take one person into custody while local media reports the attacker has a far-right background.

Two people have been killed after a gunman opened fire outside a synagogue in Germany.

Worshippers were marking Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar.

A suspect is in police custody.

The attack has raised concerns about the rise of far-right and neo-Nazi sentiment in Germany.


Al Jazeera’s Andrew Simmons reports from Halle, Germany.