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Man charged with killing U.S. airmen

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FRANKFURT, Germany, July 7 (UPI) -- An immigrant from Kosovo was formally charged Thursday in Germany with the murder of two U.S. Air Force men at Frankfurt Airport.

At a hearing in Frankfurt, prosecutors said Arid Uka, 21, who was working at the airport as a mail sorter, was not part of a terrorist organization, The New York Times reported. They said he had watched a video on the Internet a day before the March shooting about foreign soldiers sexually assaulting Muslim women.

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Uka, identified in court only as Arid U., has spent most of his life in Frankfurt.

Two members of the Air Force were killed and two were seriously injured, including one who lost the sight of an eye.

Prosecutors said Uka went to work March 2 with a gun and two knives in his backpack. He allegedly followed two Air Force men to their bus, watched as more gathered and asked one if they were being deployed to Afghanistan.

When the bus was almost full, Uka allegedly pulled out his gun and began shooting. He was arrested in the terminal as he tried to run away with a U.S. airman in pursuit.

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