Attacks in Germany: four strikes in a week

Candles and flowers pile up at a makeshift memorial near the Olympia shopping mall in Munich, scene of a gun attack that left nine deadGermany is reeling after a spate of bloody attacks in the south of the country in the last week. Although refugees were suspected in three of the four assaults, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government warned against branding migrants a general security threat after the country let in a record 1.1 million asylum seekers last year.

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