Croatian FM says no information about Croats being among victims of Munich attack

Croatian Foreign Minister Miro Kovac said late on Friday evening the ministry had no information if there were any Croatian citizens among those killed or injured in the attack on a crowded Munich shopping mall in which nine people were killed.

An 18-year-old German-Iranian gunman who apparently acted alone opened fire near a busy shopping mall in Munich on Friday evening, killing at least nine people in the third attack on civilians in Western Europe in eight days.

The pistol-wielding attacker, identified by Munich Police as a dual national from Munich, was later found dead of a suspected self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Authorities said it was too early to say whether it was a terrorist attack, and said they had no immediate evidence of an Islamist motive.

It was the third major act of violence against civilians in Europe in eight days. Previous attacks in France and Germany were claimed by Islamic State.

Kovac said the ministry issued a recommendation to Croatian citizens who wanted to travel to Munich not to do so, unless their trip could not be postponed.

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