US condemns terror attack in Germany

Lalit K Jha

Washington: US President Barack Obama has offered full support to Germany in investigating the deadly terror attack that killed nine people in a busy shopping mall in Munich.

Nine people were killed in the shooting that began early yesterday evening, with 21 wounded according to the latest official toll.

"Germany is one of our closest allies, so we are going to pledge all the support that they may need in dealing with these circumstances," Obama said at the White House.

The US condemns in the strongest terms the apparent terrorist attack that has claimed innocent lives in Munich, Germany, said his spokesman, Josh Earnest.

"We still do not know all of the facts, but we do know that this heinous act has killed and injured multiple individuals in the heart of one of Europe's most vibrant cities. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of the deceased, just as we wish those wounded a full recovery," he said.