Iran urges global fight against terrorism after Munich attack

By REUTERS
July 23, 2016 11:26

 
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DUBAI - Iran said on Saturday the international community should make fighting terrorism its top priority, after an 18-year-old German-Iranian gunman apparently acting alone killed at least nine people in Munich.

The attack was the third on civilians in Western Europe in eight days.

"Today, fighting terrorism, in any form and place, is an urgent demand of the world community ...that should be considered as the top priority by all countries in an international consensus," Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi was quoted as saying by state news agency IRNA.

The gunman opened fire near a busy shopping mall in the Bavarian capital on Friday evening. The attack, identified by German police as a dual national from Munich, was later found dead of a suspected self-inflicted gunshot wound.

German authorities said they had no immediate evidence of an Islamist motive.

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