The latest on the Frankfurt Airport attack has the shooter identified as Arif Uka, a name that shows him to be a Kosovar Muslim. (Arif, Ø¹Ø§Ø±Ù, means “learned” or “authority” in Arabic.) “2 US airmen killed, 2 injured in Germany shooting,” from the Associated Press, March 2 (thanks to Annie Oakley):
FRANKFURT, Germany — The U.S. Air Force says two of its airmen have been killed and two wounded in a shooting outside Frankfurt airport. […]
Fuellhardt said he could not give out any information on the suspect, but authorities in Kosovo said he was a citizen of the tiny Balkan nation.
Kosovo Interior Minister Bajram Rexhepi said in an interview that German police have identified the suspect Arif Uka, a Kosovo citizen from the northern town of Mitrovica.
“This is a devastating and a tragic event,” Rexhepi said. “We are trying to find out was this something that was organized or what was the nature of the attack.” […]
While German police had no immediate information on what could be behind the shooting, a member of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Patrick Meehan, said in Washington that it looked like a terrorist attack.
The chairman of the subcommittee that focuses on terrorism and intelligence added he did not have all the facts about the shooting yet and was still being briefed by his staff.
But German news agency DAPD quoted Hesse’s state interior minister, who had rushed to the scene of the shooting, as saying that there were no indications of a terrorist attack.