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Obama offers personal condolences to Denmark

US President Barack Obama has called Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt to offer his personal condolences after fatal shootings in Copenhagen, the White House has said.

Obama expressed his solidarity with Denmark, and invited leaders to take part in a summit designed to tackle violent extremism.

Two Danish citizens were killed and others in the Valentine's Day attacks at a synagogue and a free speech event.

The attacks ended when police shot the suspect dead.


Defiant Danes: 'Shootings will not shake us'

Defiant Danes have said the fatal shootings which claimed the lives of two men at the weekend will not shake them.

Thousands turned out for a mass memorial service in Copenhagen tonight with people vowing to "carry on as normal".

However, Lars Vilks, the Swedish cartoonist who believes he was the target of an attack at a cafe where he was speaking, said it was unlikely he would ever hold a public meeting again.

ITV News reporter Duncan Golestani reports:

In pictures: Thousands gather at Copenhagen vigil

Thousands have gathered at a candlelit vigil in Copenhagen as a memorial marked the deaths of two people killed in deadly attacks at the weekend.

Thousands have gathered a candlelit vigil. Credit: Reuters
People placed lit candles and flowers at the memorial service. Credit: Reuters
Thousands attended the vigil. Credit: Reuters

Anti-Islam protests in Copenhagen after shooting

Anti-Islam protesters have taken to the streets of Copenhagen after two civilians were shot dead by a lone gunman at the weekend.

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The Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West (PEGIDA) carried banners which read: "No to violence, no to Islam."

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Others read: "Peaceful and United against fundamentalist Islam," while one woman simply carried a Danish flag.

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Copenhagen gunman 'may have been radicalised in prison'

The gunman behind two deadly shooting attacks in Copenhagen may have become radicalised in prison.

Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein had been in pre-trial detention for a long time but was only released from jail two weeks ago.

However, Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt insisted there are no signs the gunman had any links to a wider terror network.

ITV News reporter Duncan Golestani reports:

Danish PM: Attack on Jewish community is felt by all

Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt said Denmark was 'visited by terror'. Credit: RTV

Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt has said recent attacks in the country which left two people dead will not easily be forgotten but she said the country would respond with "determination and resolve"

Ms Thorning-Schmidt added that the shooting outside a synagogue which killed a volunteer security guard was an attack on "all of Denmark".

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