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Merkel says 'mourning with a heavy heart' for Munich shooting victims

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel speaking after a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, March 20, 2015.
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Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel speaking after a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, March 20, 2015.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday said she was mourning those killed in the shooting attack in Munich a day earlier, vowing that the security services would do everything to ensure the public was safe.

"We are all - and I'm saying this on behalf of the whole federal government - mourning with a heavy heart for those who will never return to their families," Merkel said.

She added: "To the families, the parents and children for whom everything today seems empty and pointless, I say personally and in the name of many, many people in Germany: we share your pain, we're thinking of you and we're suffering with you."

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