Terrorist opens fire in synagogue in USA, shouts ‘All Jews must die’ before killing 11 people

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A terrorist on Saturday opened fire at a Jewish synagogue in the US city of Pittsburgh, killing at least 11 people and injuring several others including three policemen, in the deadliest “anti-Semitic attack” in America in years.

The terrorist is reported to be having an extremist ideology that advocates white supremacy and dominance. He has been identified as a 46 year old white man named Robert Bowers.

The killer surrendered after he was injured during an exchange of fire with the police, according to local media reports.

Though officials are yet to come out with an official toll, local media reports said that 11 people have been killed while six others including three policemen injured in the incident.

The killer, described as a white, heavy set with beard, was being questioned and treated at hospital. The FBI is investigating this as a “hate crime”. Before opening fire, he reportedly yelled, “All Jews must die!”

President Donald Trump described this as a devastating situation.

“Events in Pittsburgh are far more devastating than originally thought,” Trump said as he reiterated that those responsible for such mass shooting be given death penalty.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “I was heartbroken and appalled by the murderous attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue today”.

According to NBC news, shooter Bowers was armed with an AR-15 style rifle in addition to multiple handguns.


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