Gunman kills 8 in Munich mall

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MUNICH: Gunmen attacked a busy mall in the German city of Munich on Friday evening, killing at least eight people and sending shoppers running for their lives from what police said was a terrorist attack. 

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. The shooting spree began be­fore 1600 GMT at a McDonald’s restaurant and continued on a nearby street before the gun­men moved into the mall near the Olympic stadium in the southern German city, a police spokesperson said. 

The city was placed under a state of emergency as police hunted for them. “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.” 

Europe has been on alert for terrorism in the wake of a string of attacks including bombings in neighbouring France and Belgium. 

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