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BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have concluded that a 2016 shooting in which a German-Iranian teenager killed nine people and then himself was prompted in part by the assailant's right-wing extremist views.
The 18-year-old, identified as David Ali S., targeted a Munich restaurant known as a hangout for youths of immigrant backgrounds. The dead included victims of Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, and Kosovo Albanian backgrounds.
The shooting took place on the fifth anniversary of the killing of 77 people by Norwegian right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik, and investigators have said the Munich shooter researched that slaughter online.
Bavaria's state criminal police office said Friday that it has now decided to classify the shooting as a "politically motivated crime." It said "the radical right-wing and racist views of the perpetrator should not be ignored."
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