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Merkel Vows Full Probe After Van Crashed in Crowd in Muenster

  • Driver shoots self after plowing into street cafe, killing 2
  • German regional minister says suspect was a German citizen
Police and first responders at the scene of van crash in Muenster on April 7.
Photographer: Friso Gentsch/AFP via Getty Images
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel promised a full investigation after a man killed two people by driving a van into a street cafe in the western city of Muenster, then fatally shot himself on the scene.

About 20 people were injured in the incident on Saturday afternoon, which recalled recent terrorist attacks using vehicles, including one on a Christmas market in Berlin in 2016 that killed 12 people.