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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:
I have been conveyed information that it was a 60-year-old local man, probably mentally unstable.
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."