Tehran: Iran on Saturday condemned the Munich shopping mall attack in which at least 10 people were killed, which police have confirmed was carried out by an 18-year-old German-Iranian teenager.

Foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi denounced “the killing of innocent and defenceless people” and expressed Iran’s solidarity with the German government and people, state-run IRNA news agency reported.

Ghasemi also called for a “relentless and comprehensive fight” to eradicate violence.

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The Consul General of Iran in Munich Abdollah Nekounam also asked Iranians to be in contact with the Consulate in case of any incidents.

Nekounam confirmed that the Consulate in Munich has not received any report on any incident happening to Iranian citizens in this German city, IRNA said.

Around 5,000 Iranians live in the city of Munich and 15,000 in the province of Bayern

According to the Munich police spokesman Thomas Baumann, the shooting took place at a fast food restaurant at the Olympia-Einkaufszentrum Shopping Centre in the city’s Moosach district.

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