Factbox-Gun attacks in Germany in recent years

BERLIN (Reuters) - A shooting at a Mercedes Benz plant in southwestern Germany that left two people dead was the latest in a series of such incidents in Germany in recent years, placing already-strict gun laws under further scrutiny.

- In March, a gunman shot dead six people before killing himself at a Jehovah's Witness worship hall in Hamburg.

- In February 2020, a 43-year-old man killed nine people with a migration background in a right-wing extremist and racially motivated attack in the city of Hanau, east of Frankfurt, before shooting his mother and himself.

- In October 2019, a gunman who denounced Jews opened fire outside a German synagogue on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, and killed two people.

- In July 2016, an 18-year-old German-Iranian man killed nine people, most of them Muslims, in a right-wing motivated rampage at a shopping centre in the southern city of Munich.

- In March 2011, two U.S. soldiers were killed in an Islamist-motivated attack on a U.S. Army bus at Frankfurt airport.

- In March 2009, a 17-year-old shot dead 15 people in Winnenden and Wendlingen in south-west Germany in a school and went on the run before killing himself.

- In April 2002, 17 people died in the city of Erfurt when a 19-year-old shot 16 people and then himself at a school.

(Writing by Friederike Heine; editing by Matthias Williams and Bernadette Baum)