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Obama vows support for ‘close ally’ Germany after Munich shooting

US officials were working with German authorities to determine if any US citizens were affected by the incident.

MunichAttack Updated: Jul 23, 2016 02:35 IST
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US President Barack Obama leaves after speaking to law enforcement executives at a briefing at the White House. He pledged support to Germany in the wake of a deadly shooting rampage in Munich.(AFP)

US President Barack Obama on Friday pledged support to Germany in the wake of a deadly shooting rampage in Munich, as officials said they were working to determine if any US citizens were affected.

Obama, speaking at a meeting with law enforcement officials, said he had been briefed on the unfolding drama in Germany, where at least six people are believed dead in a shooting at a shopping center in Munich.

“Our hearts go out to those who may have been injured. It’s still an active situation, and Germany’s one of our closest allies, so we are going to pledge all the support that they may need in dealing with these circumstances,” he said.

At the State Department, spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau said US officials were working with local authorities to determine if any US citizens were affected by the incident.