World News Briefs -- March 18, 2019

DW: Three dead, nine injured in Utrecht shooting

Authorities say several people have been injured and three were killed in a shooting on a tram in Utrecht. The terror threat level around the Dutch city has been raised to maximum as police hunt for the suspected gunman.

A gunman opened fire on a tram in the central Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday, killing at least three people and wounding nine, said city Mayor Jan van Zanen.

"At this stage, we can confirm three deaths and nine wounded, three of them seriously," van Zanen said in a video message on Twitter. He added that a "terror motive" was the most plausible reason for the attack.

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