Four shot at German borders

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FOUR people were killed yesterday in unrelated incidents on Germany's borders with Poland and Switzerland. In the town of Konstanz on the Swiss border, an Italian gunman shot his way through the crossing, killing one German and one Swiss agent before shooting himself. German authorities said the gunman, who was seriously injured, was apparently a weapons smuggler.

At Goerlitz on the Poland-German crossing, a man from Kazakstan grabbed an official's gun and began shooting as German customs agents were searching a bus en route from Alma Ata. Two German agents were killed. Police managed to arrest him.

- AP, Konstanz