Monday, 25 July 2016

Bomb blast leaves 12 injured and 1 dead by German festival

At least one person is dead after a suspected IED, or improvised explosive device, was detonated at Eugene’s Wine Bar in Ansbach, Germany. The explosion occurred as an outdoor music festival, attended by 2,500 people, was held nearby.

The blast was caused by a bomb, possibly an improvised explosive device, or IED, according to the German newspaper Bild. SWAT police teams could be seen in the aftermath of the explosion, with helicopters overhead, but it is believed the dead person was the attacker and authorities said the 27-year-old Syrian had been denied asylum a year ago and had a history of making attempts on his own life. Three of the twelve  injured are in a serious condition. Speaking at a press conference early on Monday morning, Bavarian Interior minister Joachim Herrmann said the man was carrying a backpack at the time of the blast, at about 10pm on Sunday, but was turned away at the entrance to the festival because he didn’t have a ticket.

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