Bulgarian leaders send condolences after fatal terrorist attack in Munich

Bulgaria’s Prime Minister and President have sent condolences to their German counterparts after the July 22 terrorist attack in Munich in which nine people died.

The Munich shooting spree killed nine people, plus the gunman, and wounded 27 other people of which 10 are in critical condition, Bavarian police said on July 23, the Voice of America reports. Children were among the victims. It marked the third major attack on civilians in Western Europe in eight days.

In a cable to German chancellor Angela Merkel and the minister-president of Bavaria, Horst Seehofer, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov said that his country was very concerned by the events in Munich.

Borissov expressed condolences to the families of the victims, saying that the terrorist attack had shocked and outraged Bulgaria.

He expressed Bulgaria’s solidarity with the people and government of Germany, “our closest ally and friend”.

“At this difficult time, we confirm our determination in our common efforts to fight terrorism,” Borissov said.

Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev sent a letter of condolences to his German counterpart Joachim Gauck, saying, “this barbaric act of violence in the heart of Bavaria is a horrific attack against the values that we confess and aims to instil fear and change our way of life”.

“I am confident that we can overcome the fear and deal with the threats over democracy, peace, law supremacy and human rights only through joint efforts and resolute actions,” Plevneliev said.

The Consul-General of Bulgaria in Germany Antoaneta Baycheva told public broadcaster Bulgarian National Radio that so far there was no information about Bulgarian casualties in the Munich shooting, but said that the German authorities were still identifying the victims of the terrorist attack.



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