February 10, 2012

Frankfurt airport shooting: Verdict on Arid Uka due

A court in Frankfurt is set to deliver a verdict in the trial of a young Kosovan man who has admitted shooting dead two US airmen at the city's airport last year.

Arid Uka, now 22, is a Muslim ethnic Albanian who was born in Kosovo but grew up in Germany.

The American servicemen were travelling from the UK to the Ramstein airbase near Frankfurt.

Two more airmen were seriously injured in the attack on a bus at the airport.

Mr Uka said during his trial that he had been radicalised by jihadist propaganda videos he had watched online.

Prosecutors said he had wanted to kill the airmen because they were going to join the Nato-led force in Afghanistan. He had no known contact with Islamist groups, they said.

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