German authorities say Islamic radicalism may have been a factor in the shooting a 21-year-old Kosovar national opened fire at Frankfurt airport in Germany on Wednesday, killing two U.S. airmen and wounding two others. The suspect, Arid Uka, has already been charged with murder and attempted murder, but authorities are not ruling out terrorism charges, after it was revealed that Uka is Muslim who reportedly yelled “God is great” in Arabic prior to opening fire, and was carrying a large amount of ammunition, according to Der Spiegel. U.S. President Barack Obama said “we will spare no effort in learning how this outrageous attack took place and in working with German authorities to ensure that all of the perpetrators are brought to justice.”
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