Nine killed at two shisha bars in Germany in a far-right terror attack

Nine people were killed and several others injured, Wednesday, in a suspected far-right attack in Germany. The attacker, who was found dead in his apartment, wrote a manifesto in which he said that he hates «non-white» people.

The attack in Germany. / DR
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Nine people were killed and several others injured, Wednesday, after a man, who is believed to have a far-right background, opened fire on the clients of two shisha bars in the German city of Hanau, east of Frankfurt, police said.

According to CNN, the 43-year-old attacker was found dead, Thursday, in his apartment. Police also found the body of his 72-year-old mother who died from gunshot wounds, the region’s interior minister said.

Investigators believe that there «are indications of a right-wing extremist background», a spokesman for the prosecutors told Reuters.

«The number of victims who were fatally injured at the crime scenes in Heumarkt and Kurt-Schumacher-Platz increased to nine, so that there are currently a total of eleven deaths», police said, referring to the attacker and his mother.

A manifesto against «foreigners»

After opening fire at the two shisha bars, the attacker left a confession letter and a video, CNN reports. Others sources indicate that he wrote a manifesto in which he justifies the killings.

In his 24-page manifesto, he said that he «hates foreigners and non-white people» and calls for the «extermination of various countries in North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia».  

The attack in Hanau comes days after the German authorities arrested twelve members of a rightwing extremist group that is believed to have been plotting attacks on mosques in the country.

The group was planning to use semi-automatic weapons to attack Muslim worshipers in 10 German states, and are said to have been inspired by the Christchurch attacks that killed 51 people in New Zealand, The Guardian reports.

Dismantling the group and foiling its «far-right terror plot» have shocked the Muslim community and Moroccans living in Germany. «The German authorities have to launch a thorough investigation», Mohammed Assila, a member of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany and Moroccan settled in the country, told Yabiladi Wednesday.

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