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February 11, 1998 | From Associated Press
Fatal shootings on two German borders Tuesday shocked a government intent on securing its frontiers against illegal immigrants and contraband from Southern and Eastern Europe. The killings of four customs agents in unrelated attacks on the Polish and Swiss borders were--in the words of the Finance Ministry--"unprecedented" in postwar Germany. On the border with Switzerland, in the town of Konstanz, an Italian gunman shot his way through the crossing about 10:30 a.m.
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February 11, 1998 | From Associated Press
Fatal shootings on two German borders Tuesday shocked a government intent on securing its frontiers against illegal immigrants and contraband from Southern and Eastern Europe. The killings of four customs agents in unrelated attacks on the Polish and Swiss borders were--in the words of the Finance Ministry--"unprecedented" in postwar Germany. On the border with Switzerland, in the town of Konstanz, an Italian gunman shot his way through the crossing about 10:30 a.m.
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