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Multiple deaths reported in Munich shopping centre shooting, police operation underway

The mall near the southern German city's Olympic stadium was surrounded by police after shots were fired.


Multiple deaths reported in Munich shopping centre shooting, police operation underway

Berlin: 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.

From Zee News

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