Munich shooting: Police hunt ‘attackers’

German attack

Gunshots rang out Friday evening at a shopping mall in Munich, the capital of Germany in what police has described as a suspected terror attack.

Police say the perpetrators of the attack are still on the run, and they advise people to avoid public places.

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There are reports of at least six people killed, but police have not confirmed that figure.

A big security operation is under way at the Olympia Mall in the North-western Moosach district.

Shop workers have been unable to leave the building and there is no information yet about a possible motive for the attack.

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The police quoted eyewitnesses as saying they had seen three attackers carrying guns.

Security forces have been on the alert after a teenage migrant stabbed and injured five people on a train in Bavaria on Monday in an attack that was later claimed by the Islamic State.

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