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Merkel condemns ‘poison’ of racism after gunman kills nine in Germany

Man (43) with far-right links shot dead nine people in two shisha bars in Hanau

A gunman with suspected far-right links shot dead nine people, some of them migrants from Turkey, in an overnight rampage through a German city before killing himself, officials said.

  • The Irish Times

German chancellor Angela Merkel condemned the attack on two shisha bars in Hanau, near Frankfurt.

She told reporters it appeared to have been motivated by the “poison” of racism that was to blame for “too many crimes”, as Turkish officials called on her government to respond robustly.

The presumed killer was a…

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