A suicide bomber has blown himself up close to a German music festival – the third major attack on the country in the past week.
The 27-year-old bomber, a Syrian man who was denied asylum in the country, injured 12 people in a packed wine bar attack in Ansbach, near Nuremberg last night.
The unnamed bomber was turned away from an open-air music festival filled with 2,500 people because he didn’t have a ticket.
Instead he walked to a bar in the centre of Ansback and detonated his bomb, said to be packed with metal fragments like nails. He died and 12 others were injured, three seriously.
The blast tore through the busy area at around 10pm local time on Sunday. It comes as Germany remains on high alert in the wake of three other violent attacks across the country in just one week.
Bavaria Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said the man had tried to commit suicide twice before.
It is unclear if he had planned to kill himself or ‘take others with him into death’ the Nordbayern website reported.
Ansbach mayor Carda Seidel said the blast was intentional and caused by an explosive device – not an accidental gas explosion as earlier reports suggested.
Police said that ‘a man, according to our current knowledge the perpetrator, died’ in the blast.
A spokesman for the Bavarian Interior Ministry added: ‘At present we assume it is not an accident.’
Source: Daily Mail UK