Hanau attack reveals ‘poison’ of racism in Germany, says Merkel

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Gunman who posted manifesto online kills nine at shisha bars before shooting himself

Angela Merkel has said the murder of nine people in a shooting rampage by a suspected rightwing extremist has revealed the “poison” of racism and hate in Germany.

The man, identified as Tobias Rathjen, 43, carried out attacks at two shisha bars in Hanau, a commuter town near Frankfurt, before killing his mother and himself, police said.

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