German gunman calling for genocide kills 9 people

HANAU, Germany (AP) — 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.

Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that the shootings exposed the “poison” of racism in Germany.

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

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