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.

To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.
Site of the Munich attack
© AP / Scanpix

"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.

It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.

Freed Norwegian Berg flies back home to Norway

Norwegian citizen Frode Berg was flown to Norway from Lithuania on Saturday and is at an...

Linkevicius calls spy swap 'example of close cooperation' with Norway

Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius says Friday's spy swap that saw Russia release two Lithuanians...

Plans to decriminalize minor property and economic crimes

The Lithuanian Ministry of Justice unveiled Thursday its proposal to decriminalize less serious...

Two Lithuanians and Norwegian returned to Lithuania in spy swap with Russia

Two Lithuanians and a Norwegian were returned to Lithuania on Friday as part of a spy swap with...

Aviation bomb found and defused in Vilnius

An aviation bomb was found and later neutralized in the Zverynas area of Vilnius on Thursday night.