Saudi FM condemns terrorist attack which killed nine in Germany’s Hanau

Saudi FM Prince Faisal bin Farhan and his German counterpart Heiko Maas. (Screen grab)

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan condemned on Friday the terrorist attack which killed nine people in the German town of Hanau in a press conference with his German counterpart Heiko Maas.

A suspected right-wing extremist shot nine people dead in two shisha bars in an overnight rampage through a German city before, police believe, returning home and killing himself.

Many of the victims of the shooting in the German town of Hanau had an immigrant background, German magazine Focus said based on a report from news agency dpa that cited security sources.

German interior minister Horst Seehofer said Friday that the police presence would be increased across the country to counter the “very high” security threat from the far-right.

Seehofer also announced an “increased police presence” at mosques, train stations, airports, and borders.

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