Washington: In the wake of the Germany shooting rampage, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Saturday warned that the rise of terrorism threatens the way of life for all civilised people while Democrat Hillary Clinton expressed support for the country in its difficult hour.
"Our prayers are with all those affected by the horrible attacks in Munich. This cannot continue," Trump said in a statement.
"The rise of terrorism threatens the way of life for all civilized people, and we must do everything in our power to keep it from our shores," the Republican presidential candidate said.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said the US stands with its friends in Germany in this hour.
"Monitoring the horrific situation in Munich. We stand with our friends in Germany as they work to bring those responsible to justice," Clinton said in a statement.
A teenage German-Iranian gunman killed nine people in a shooting rampage on Friday at a busy Munich mall and then committed suicide.
Armed with a handgun, the attacker opened fire at a McDonald's restaurant early on Friday evening and continued in the street before entering the Olympia mall, killing nine people and wounding 16 in his rampage.
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Updated Date: Jul 23, 2016 11:58:16 IST