Syrian Blows Himself Up in Germany

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ANSBACH — A failed Syrian asylum seeker blew himself up, injuring 12 other people with a backpack bomb near a festival in the south German town of Ansbach. The 27-year-old man, who faced deportation to Bulgaria, detonated the device after being refused entry to the music festival, Bavarian officials say.

About 2,500 people were evacuated from the venue after the explosion.

The Ansbach blast is reported to have happened at about 22:10 (20:10 GMT) outside the Eugens Weinstube bar in the centre of the town, which has a population of 40,000 and is home to a US military base.

The bomb went off close to the entrance to the Ansbach Open music festival.

Security services have sealed off the city centre and experts are trying to establish the kind of explosives the bomber used.

A witness, Thomas Debinski, reported "panic" after the explosion, although some people had thought it was caused by a gas explosion.

A week of bloody attacks has frayed nerves in Germany, which led the way in accepting asylum seekers from Syria

Bavaria has been on edge since a knife rampage on a train claimed by so-called Islamic State (IS) last Monday.

(BBC)

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