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In Berlin, shooting at clinic injures medical staff

26 July 2016 16:24

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Germany’s local media reported a shooting Tuesday inside a clinic in the capital Berlin.

The Bild newspaper said an unspecified number of medical staff members, including a doctor, were injured in the shooting, which was carried out in the Steglitz district in southwestern Berlin at about 11:00 a.m. local time.

The attacker killed himself after the shooting at the Benjamin Franklin Campus.

Police in Berlin said the attacker was a patient of the hospital.

The Tagesspiegel newspaper reported that a special police unit was at the scene.

There was no report about the motives of the attacker and whether he was connected to any terror organization.

The incident was the latest in a string of deadly assaults in Germany over the past days.

The deadliest of all came on July 22, when a teenager opened fire at people shopping at a mall in the city of Munich, killing nine and injuring more than 35 others. That was followed by another machete attack in the southwestern city of Reutlingen, which led to the killing of a woman and the injury of two other people.

On July 24, a 27-year-old Syrian refugee killed himself and injured 15 people outside a café in the city of Ansbach in Bavaria.

Another teenager, registered as an Afghan asylum seeker who wielded an axe and a knife, wounded four passengers on a regional train on July 18, before injuring a passerby. The asylum seeker, who the officials said could be a Pakistani national, was killed by the police.

The Takfiri Daesh terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attacks in Ansbach and the one committed by the Afghan refugee.

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