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“.

Baltic countries and US agrees on cooperation format for energy security

President Dalia Grybauskaitė together with the Presidents of Latvia and Estonia met with the U.S....

Lithuanian experts: Zelensky calls snap election to avoid "sticks in his wheels"

Ukraine 's new President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday called a snap parliamentary election to give...

Early voting in presidential runoff, EP election starts

Early voting in the presidential runoff and the European Parliament election started in Lithuania...

Prosecutors: Ambassador to Russia might have committed official misconduct

Lithuanian prosecutors have changed the status of the country's Ambassador to Russia Remigijus...

Police launches probe into journalist Cerniauskas' actions

Lithuania's police has launched a pre-trial investigation into the actions of journalist Sarunas...