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France's Hollande says Munich shooting is a 'terrorist attack'
July 23, 2016 / 2:47 AM / a year ago

France's Hollande says Munich shooting is a 'terrorist attack'

French President Francois Hollande visits an exhibition during a ceremony marking the first anniversary of the energy transition law, at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, July 22, 2016.Thibault Camus/Pool

PARIS (Reuters) - A deadly shooting in Munich was a "disgusting terrorist attack" aimed at stirring up fear in Germany after France was targeted last week, French President Francois Hollande said on Saturday.

An 18-year-old German-Iranian gunman shot dead at least nine people on Friday by opening fire in a busy Munich shopping mall, but the city's police have said it was too early to say whether it was a terrorist attack.

"The terrorist attack that struck Munich killing many people is a disgusting act that aims to foment fear in Germany after other European countries," Hollande said in a statement.

"Germany will resist, it can count on France's friendship and cooperation," he said, adding that he would speak with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday morning.

Reporting by Leigh Thomas; Editing by Tom Hogue

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