Friday's attack in the German city of Munich should not be seen as Islamic, since it could have been a "chain reaction" to the the recent wave of terror attacks across Europe, says Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius.

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Site of the Munich attack
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"It is a dramatic act and a tragedy, which caused a certain degree of panic. We condemn the act," Linkevičius said on Saturday.

The attack at a Munich shopping mall, which claimed at least nine lives, was committed a week after the massacre in southern France that left 84 killed and after an armed young man ravaged a train in Germany.

"It happens that the insane and ungrounded actions trigger a chain reaction. This should not be linked with Islamic campaigns. In any case, it is a terrible tragedy," said the Lithuanian minister.

Linkevičius conveyed condolences to Germany's Foreign Ministry, the victims and families of those killed.

There are no reports of affected Lithuanian citizens, he added.

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