Seven die in court bombing

AT least seven people were killed in a bomb explosion and shooting in a German courtroom yesterday, after a man's appeal against a fine for beating up his girlfriend had been refused, writes Steve Crawshaw in Bonn.

Those who died in the courtroom at Euskirchen, west of Bonn, included the man himself, his former girlfriend and the judge. The unidentified 39-year- old German was reported to have left the courtroom immediately after the verdict and returned with a gun and bomb in a rucksack.

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