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German Gunman Calling for Genocide Kills 9 People

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from Associated Press reports
Created: February 20, 2020 01:14 PM

Authorities say a 43-year-old German who posted a rant calling for the “complete extermination” of various races and cultures shot and killed nine people, most of them Turkish, in an attack on a hookah bar and other sites in suburban Frankfurt.

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The top security official in Hesse state said investigators later found the suspect's body and the body of his 72-year-old mother at his registered address.

Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday the shootings exposed the “poison” of racism in German society, while pledging to stand up against those who seek to divide the country.

The bloodshed comes amid growing concerns about far-right violence in Germany and stepped-up efforts from authorities to crack down on it.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called it a “heinous attack.” 

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