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Germany Shooting Is Deadliest Yet in Upsurge of Far-Right Attacks
Source: New York Times
By Jack Ewing and
Nine people died in two bars favored by immigrants in an attack that Chancellor Angela Merkel said had “right-wing extremist, racist motives.” The suspect and his mother were also found shot dead.
HANAU, Germany — A German gunman driven by racism and diffuse conspiracy theories opened fire on two bars frequented by immigrants late Wednesday, killing nine people and shocking a nation where violent crimes targeting minorities have spiked against the backdrop of a resurgent far right.
Politicians scrambled to express their sorrow and horror at the attack, which security officials said on Thursday was carried out by a 43-year-old German who appeared to have been driven by ethnic hatred.
The shooting in Hanau, 15 miles east of Frankfurt, was the most violent in a growing string of attacks targeting ethnic minorities, or Germans who openly support them, in a country roiled by bitter debates over immigration in recent years.