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No Indian casualty in Germany shooting rampage

MunichAttack Updated: Jul 23, 2016 12:11 IST
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Masked police stand at a bus stop in front of the Olympia mall where a shooting took place in Munich on Friday.(AP)

There has been no Indian casualty reported in the Germany attack in which a gunman killed nine people at a busy Munich mall.

“I have spoken to Ambassador Gurjit Singh our Ambassador in Germany. He has informed me that there is no Indian casualty in the Munich attack,” external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted.

A teenage German-Iranian gunman killed nine people in a shooting rampage on Friday at a busy Munich mall and then committed suicide.

Read: Munich mall shooting: Everything we know till now

Armed with a handgun, the attacker opened fire at a McDonald’s restaurant early last evening and continued in the street before entering the Olympia mall, killing nine people and wounding 16 in his rampage.

India’s Consulate in Munich had advised Indian nationals in Munich to avoid going outside yesterday after the shooting incident.

It had also set up a helpline on which safety of Indian nationals could be informed.