A gunman who shot dead eight people in a Czech restaurant was a "lone shooter", the local mayor said.
Patrik Kuncar told Czech Television he believed it was an "isolated incident" and not a terror attack.
A gunman who killed eight people in a Czech restaurant had two guns and "opened fire indiscriminately", according to local news reports.
The incident happened in the town of Uhersky Brod but the mayor has ruled out the possibility it was a terrorist attack.
The gunman, who is also dead, is believed to be aged around 60 and mentally unstable.
The man who is thought to have shot dead eight people in a Czech restaurant was a 60-year-old local who may have been "mentally unstable", the town's mayor is reported to have said.
Patrik Kuncar, the mayor of the town where the incident took place, told Czech TV:
Mr Kuncar also said he believed the incident was the "isolated act" of a lone shooter and that the man killed himself after the spree.
The shooter was reported to have been killed and several people were injured in the incident.
A man suspected of killing 8 people in a restaurant in the eastern town of Uhersky Brod has also been killed, Czech Interior Minister Milan Chovanec has said.
Reuters report that the minister told the agency CTK News that the "suspected shooter" was also dead, bringing the death toll from the incident to at least nine.
The town of Uhersky Brod is 300 km (180 miles) southeast of Prague.
Eight people have been killed in a shooting in the eastern Czech Republic town of Uhersky Brod, Reuters have reported, citing the country's interior minister.
Russia deployed an "extremely high" number of intelligence officers at its Czech embassy last year, according to an annual report from NATO member's secret service.
The Security Information Service (BIS) said Russian and Chinese spies in the Czech Republic work mostly to use politicians or journalists to extend their influence and secure their countries' economic interests.
It added: "Both the Russian and the Chinese embassy employ intelligence officers serving under diplomatic cover. In 2013, the number of such officers at the Russian embassy was extremely high,"
Other intelligence officers travelled to the Czech Republic individually as tourists, experts, academics or businessmen, the report claimed.
It added: "Russian intelligence services attempted to make use of both open and covert political, media and societal influence to promote Russian economic interests in the Czech Republic."
Almost 25 years after the electric fences separating the Czech Republic from Germany were removed, deer still refuse to cross the border that once posed a threat to their predecessors.
A seven-year study by the Czech Republic's Sumava National Park showed that red deer - who were born years after the Cold War ended - still avoid the border that was once protected by electrified barbed-wire fences and heavily armed guards.
Pavel Sustr, who lead the study, said that the research shows the animals stick to traditional patterns and return every year to the same places.
"Fawns follow mothers for the first year of their life and learn from them where to go," he added.
The Palestinian ambassador to Prague was killed in an explosion that was triggered when he opened the door to a safe, Czech police said.
"According to information from the investigation so far, this was definitely not a terrorist attack," national police president Martin Cervicek said on Czech Television.
Police spokeswoman Andrea Zoulova said an explosive - which may have been part of a security mechanism - went off after the safe was opened. "With the greatest probability, an explosive device placed on the door of the safe was triggered," she said.
The Palestinian foreign ministry, in a statement reported by the official WAFA news agency, said the blast happened minutes after Jamal opened a safe that had come from the embassy's old offices.
Some safes can be fitted with small charges to destroy secret documents in the event of the lock being tampered with.