Friday, July 22, 2016
AT LEAST 10 KILLED AND AT LEAST 20 INJURED IN ISLAMIC-QURANIC GERMANY TERRORIST ATTACK AT MALL.BY 18 YEAR OLD IRANIAN GERMAN.
IT IS NOW CONFIRMED 9 PEOPLE ARE KILLED. BUT ONE IS SUSPECTED AS BEING ONE OF THE SHOOTERS. SO I DEAD SHOOTER-HE KILLED 8 SO FAR. I STILL NEVER HEARD HOW MANY INJURED. AND THERE STILL SAYING THERE ARE 2 SUSPECTS WITH LONG GUNS ON THE LOOSE YET. AND A WITNESS SAID HE TALKED WITH ONE OF THE SHOOTERS OR THE DEAD SHOOTER. AND THE WITNESS SAID TO THE SHOOTER-YOU ARE TURKISH. THE SHOOTER THEN SAID N0-I AM A GERMAN FROM A MENTAL HOSPITAL. I DO NOT KNOW IF THIS WITNESS IS LEGIT OR NOT. WE WILL SEE. BUT THIS IS FAR FROM OVER YET. THERE SAYING THE SHOOTING STARTED AT A MCDONALDS. ITS 9:04PM THERE NOW NOW SAYING THE DEAD TERRORIST AGE 18 WAS AN IRANIAN GERMAN YELLING ALLU-AK-BAR.A TYPICAL ISLAMIC-SEX FOR MURDER DEATH CULT ISLAMIST-ALLAH-MOHAMMAD WORSHIPPER. SO THIS WAS ANOTHER ISLAMIC-QURANIC-TERRORIST ATTACK.
WE KNOW NOW AT LEAST 6 PEOPLE ARE KILLED IN THIS SHOPPING MALL TERRORIST ATTACK IN GERMANY. AND OTHERS INJURED.THERE LOOKING FOR AT LEAST 2 SHOOTERS.
THEY ARE NOW SAYING THERE MAY BE 2 OR 3 SHOOTERS INVOLVED IN THIS POSSIBLE ISLAMIC TERRORIST ATTACK AT A GERMAN MALL. WE KNOW ONE IS DEAD FOR SURE. BUT OTHER SORCES ARE SAYING 10 OR 15 HAVE BEEN KILLED. WE WILL SEE AS THE REPORTS COME OUT OF THE ACTUAL KILLED AND INJURED IN THIS MOST LIKELY ISIS INSPIRED ISLAMIC TERRORIST ATTACK. POLICE ARE ALL OVER THE SHOPPING MALL TRYING TO HUNT FOR THE LOOSE SHOOTER OR SHOOTERS.
Munich Police: Lone Gunman Killed 9, Then Shot Himself-[Foreign Policy Magazine]-Siobhán O'Grady-July 22, 2016-YAHOONEWS
This story was updated as further information became available.A gunman who opened fire on the Olympia-Einkaufszentrum shopping center in the German city of Munich is still on the loose, with police reporting that at least nine people are dead and 10 injured.Despite initial reports that there were three gunmen seen with long rifles, German police now believe that there was only one gunman and that he acted alone before shooting himself.German police and security forces sent helicopters to the scene, and shopkeepers inside the mall were asked not to leave. Initial reports said multiple shooters may have fled into a nearby subway station, launching parts of Munich into full lockdown.There were also contradicting reports over what the shooter yelled when he opened fire, with at least one witness claiming they heard him shout “God is great” in Arabic, and others claiming he yelled that he was German. Experts following the attack questioned whether or not it could have been intended to copycat right-wing terrorist Anders Breivik’s deadly attack in Oslo, Norway, which took place five years ago Friday.In Munich, shots were also reportedly fired at a McDonald’s across the street from the mall and in a nearby parking lot.The attack came just five days after an Afghan teenager wounded four people with an ax and knife in Bavaria on Monday. He said he was inspired by the Islamic State, and although the gunmen have not been identified, Islamic State-linked Telegram groups have begun posting about the Munich attack on the widely used app.There is still no word on the shooter’s motive, and no terrorist organization has claimed responsibility for the rampage.#MUNICH Video of scene of attack is being spread on IS-linked Telegram channels pic.twitter.com/tFB0oaRmT9— Michael S. Smith II (@MichaelSSmithII) July 22, 2016
Gunmen kill at least eight in Munich shopping mall, shooters on the run-[Reuters]-July 22, 2016-By Joern Poltz and Jens Hack-yahoonews
MUNICH (Reuters) - Gunmen opened fire in a busy mall in the German city of Munich on Friday evening, killing at least eight people and sending shoppers running for their lives in the third attack against civilians in Western Europe in eight days.Authorities told the public to get off the streets as the city - Germany's third biggest - went into lockdown with transport halted and highways sealed off.A police spokesman said up to three gunmen were on the run after the initial shooting. The Bavarian capital was placed under a state of emergency as police hunted for them and special forces deployed in the city."We are telling the people of Munich there are shooters on the run who are dangerous," he said. "We are urging people to stay indoors."Police said eight people had been killed and an undetermined number wounded. A ninth body had also been found about 1 km (0.6 miles) from the scene and they were checking to see it was one of the gunmen.Munich newspaper TZ said one of the shooters was dead. German news magazine Focus said a gunman had shot himself in the head.At the height of the incident, people in the Olympia shopping center either fled or sought to hide."Many shots were fired, I can't say how many but it's been a lot," said a shop worker hiding in a store room inside the mall.It was the third major act of violence against civilians in Western Europe in eight days. Previous attacks in France and Germany were claimed by the Islamic State militant group.A police spokesman said there was no immediate indication that it was an Islamist attack but it was being treated as a terrorist incident.Friday is also the fifth anniversary of the massacre by Anders Behring Breivik in Norway in which he killed 77 people. Breivik is a hero for far-right militants in Europe and America.German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said the motive for the attack was not yet clear."The motives for this abhorrent act have not yet been completely clarified - we still have contradictory clues," Steinmeier said in a statement.IS SUPPORTERS CELEBRATE-There was no immediate claim of responsibility but supporters of Islamic State celebrated on social media."The Islamic state is expanding in Europe," read one Tweet.Two witnesses told n-tv television that they saw a man dressed as Santa Claus walking away from the scene of the shooting with a crowd of people. One said the man had blonde hair, was not carrying a weapon but had a suitcase.A video posted online, whose authenticity could not be confirmed, showed a man dressed in black outside a McDonalds by the roadside, drawing a handgun and shooting towards members of the public.Witnesses had seen shooting both inside the mall and on nearby streets, police said.Several hours after the shooting, police said it was unclear if the shooters were still in Munich. As night closed in, the streets of the city were largely deserted.Thousands of people had been crowding the streets and squares in Munich's city center in the afternoon, clinking glasses, eating sausages, and listening to bands at a beer festival.The festival was meant to last until Sunday but was evacuated shortly after the attack.Elena Hakes, wearing a blue traditional dress, had been with a friend in the Odeonsplatz square."We heard what had happened and decided to leave, it just seemed not befitting anymore to continue partying.""Most of the people were very calm and composed. There were a few people who came running towards us who were screaming and in panic. But mostly it was surprisingly calm."Munich's main railway station was evacuated. BR television said police had sealed off many highways north of Munich and people were told to leave them.The shopping center is next to the Munich Olympic stadium, where the Palestinian militant group Black September took 11 Israeli athletes hostage and eventually killed them during the 1972 Olympic Games.Friday's attack took place a week after a 17-year-old asylum-seeker assaulted passengers on a German train with an axe. Bavarian police shot dead the teenager after he wounded four people from Hong Kong on the train and injured a local resident while fleeing.German Justice Minister Heiko Maas told Bild newspaper's Friday edition before the mall attack that there was "no reason to panic but it's clear that Germany remains a possible target".The incidents in Germany follow an attack in Nice, France, on July 14 in which a Tunisian drove a truck into crowds celebrating Bastille Day, killing 84. Islamic State claimed responsibility for that attack.The Munich assault was also reminiscent of Islamist militant attacks in a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, in September 2013 and in Mumbai, India, in November 2008.Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende said on Twitter: "Horrible killings in Munich. Taking place on the same day as we mourn & remember the appalling terror that hit Norway so hard five years ago."U.S. President Barack Obama pledged support for Germany."We don't yet know exactly what's happening there, but obviously our hearts go out to those who may have been injured," Obama said.(Reporting by Michelle Martin, Joseph Nasr, Tina Bellon, Andrea Shalal, Christina Amann, Karin Strohecker, Editing and writing by Robin Pomeroy, Angus MacSwan and Hugh Lawson)
Several dead in Munich shopping centre shooting: police-[AFP]-Ralf Isermann with Deborah Cole in Berlin-July 22, 2016-YAHOONEWS
Munich (Germany) (AFP) - Several people were killed on Friday in a shooting rampage in a Munich shopping centre and the attacker or attackers are still at large, police said.The Bild newspaper reported that a gunman ran through the mall near the Olympic stadium in the southern German city, firing on several people before fleeing in the direction of a nearby metro station."There are several dead and injured," a Munich police spokeswoman told AFP, adding that the shooting had started shortly before 1600 GMT at a McDonald's restaurant."The attacker, or several attackers, are apparently still at large."Europe has been on alert for terrorism in the wake of a string of attacks including bombings in neighbouring France and Belgium.The OEZ shopping centre was surrounded by armed police who were hunting for the attacker, while a helicopter flew overhead."There is a major police operation under way in the shopping centre," Munich police said on Twitter, urging people to avoid the area.Emergency vehicles were seen in the streets outside, as shoppers rushed away from the mall, some carrying children in their arms."Attention -- avoid the neighbourhood around the OEZ. Stay in your homes. Leave the street," the Munich police tweet said.Germany has so far escaped the kind of large-scale jihadist attacks seen in neighbouring France.- Axe rampage -But the shooting comes just days after a teenage asylum seeker went on a rampage with an axe and a knife on a regional train in Germany on Monday, injuring five people, two of them critically.One victim is still fighting for his life, the hospital treating him said Friday.Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said the teenager was believed to be a "lone wolf" attacker who appeared to have been "inspired" by the Islamic State group but was not a member of the jihadist network.Authorities said he shouted "Allahu akbar" (God is greatest) three times as he ran through the carriage slashing passengers on the train near the southern city of Wuerzburg.The attacker is believed to be either Afghan or Pakistani and investigators are still trying to determine his identity.The train rampage triggered calls by politicians in Bavaria, of which Munich is the capital, to impose an upper limit on the number of refugees coming into the country.The assailant had arrived as an unaccompanied minor in Germany in June 2015 and had been staying with a foster family in the region of the attack for the last two weeks.A record 1.1 million migrants and refugees were let in to Germany last year, with Syrians making up the largest group followed by Afghans.In the latest attack in France, 31-year-old Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel used a truck to mow down 84 people, including children, in the Riviera city of Nice last week.It was the third major attack on French soil in the past 18 months, after the jihadist carnage in Paris in November and the shootings at satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket in January 2015.In March, Islamic State-claimed suicide bomb attacks at Brussels airport and a city metro station left 32 people dead.In May in Germany, a mentally unstable 27-year-old man carried out a knife attack on a regional train in the south of the country , killing one person and injuring three others.
Berlin (AFP) - At least one person has been killed and 10 wounded in a shooting at a shopping centre in Munich on Friday, German police said.The mall near the southern German city's Olympic stadium was surrounded by police after shots were fired."There is a major police operation under way in the shopping centre," Munich police said on Twitter, urging people to avoid the area.Emergency vehicles were seen in the streets outside, as passers-by looked on.The shooting comes just days after a teenage asylum seeker went on the rampage with an axe and a knife on a regional train in Germany, injuring five people.Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said the teenager was believed to be a "lone wolf" attacker who appeared to have been "inspired" by the Islamic State group but was not a member of the jihadist network.It also follows a truck attack in the French Riviera city of Nice after Bastille Day fireworks last week that left 84 people dead.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Police have closed off a wide area around a large Munich shopping center after shots were fired, a spokeswoman for the police said on Friday.No details were immediately available on injuries or who was responsible for the shooting, the spokeswoman said.An official at the Munich Olympia Shopping Centre declined comment, saying only, "We are experiencing a problem."(Reporting by Thomas Seythal and Andrea Shalal; Editing by Hugh Lawson)
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