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Police sign blocks the entrance to the main train station following shootings at a shopping mall earlier on July 22, 2016 in Munich.
Six people were killed and several gravely injured on Friday in a shooting rampage at a Munich shopping centre, with the attackers still believed to be at large. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Andreas Gebert / Germany OUT
Jul23

Munich shooting “classic shooting rampage” not “terrorism”

By: VOA News Source: VOA News An 18-year-old German-Iranian man identified as David Ali Sonboly, who opened fire in a crowded shopping mall in Munich Friday night, killing nine people and wounding more than two dozen others before killing himself, was “obsessed” with mass shootings, German officials said Saturday. Investigators said they searched the suspect’s apartment and have not found any links to terrorism, but instead believe the attack was a “classic shooting rampage,” citing a book found in his room entitled “Rampage on my Mind – Why Students Kill.” They also say the attack was not linked in any way to the recent influx of asylum-seekers that has...

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Jul23

Germany: 6 dead in apparent terror attack

By: VOA News Source: VOA News As police hunt those responsible for a deadly shooting rampage at a shopping mall in Munich, they are already calling it a terror attack. On Twitter, Munich police said six people are dead and an unknown number  wounded after shots were fired at the Olympia Shopping Center Friday evening. “The shooter or shooters are still on the run” either in or around the mall, Munich police spokeswoman Claudia Kuenzel told the Associated Press. “There is a major police operation under way in the shopping center,” Munich police said on Twitter. There are no details on who was responsible for the shooting. In a Facebook post, Munich police said...

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Jul21

Turkey declares 3 month state of emergency

By: RFE/RL Source: RFE/RL Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced a three-month state of emergency starting July 21 to augment the government’s power to address last week’s bloody coup attempt. “The aim of the declaration of the state of emergency is to be able to take fast and effective steps against this threat against democracy, the rule of law, and rights and freedoms of our citizens,” Erdogan said on state television after a five-hour cabinet meeting in Ankara. “This practice is absolutely not against democracy, rule of law and freedom – the opposite. It has the purposes of protecting and strengthening these values,” he said . Erdogan...

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