Gunman opens fire at Netherlands shopping centre

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A gunman in the Netherlands killed has at least six people and wounded 11 others before taking his own life, officials say.

The killings took place at a busy shopping centre in the town of Alphen aan den Rijn, about 25km (15 miles) south-west of Amsterdam.

The mayor of the town said the man opened fire with an automatic weapon and then fatally shot himself.

Robin Pascoe, Editor of Dutch News, explained what happened.

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