Munich attack: ISIS handles celebrate, but yet to claim responsibility

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Berlin, July 23: Pro-ISIS handles on Twitter hailed the attack at Munich, Germany in which at least 9 persons were killed. A shooter opened fire at a shopping centre at Munich and officials have termed it as an act of terror. The shooter who opened fire shot himself later, the police said.

Although the ISIS has not claimed responsibility for the attack as yet, supporters of the terror group were quick to take to their Twitter accounts to hail the incident. Most of the tweets posted spoke about the expansion of the ISIS in Europe.

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The tweets posted in Arabic read, " The Islamic State is expanding in Europe." Another tweet hailed the gunman who opened fire at the shopping centre. "May God bring prosperity to the men of the Islamic state. Thank God for this," the tweet also read.

This is the third major attack in Western Europe in the past 8 days. There have been attacks in Germany and France and both had been claimed by the ISIS. In the Munich inciden, it has been reported that the gun man was shouting 'Allahu Akbar' before going on a rampage.

While there have been celebratory messages on the social media, ISIS has not officially claimed responsibility for the attack yet.

There have been no messages as yet on the official Telegram channels of the ISIS through which usually attacks are claimed. However, it is likely that the group would claim the attack in a bid to announce their expansion in Europe.

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