One Dead And 12 Injured Following Explosion Outside Music Festival In Germany

The incident is being cited as a suicide bombing.

July 25, 2016
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One person is dead and another 12 injured after an explosion outside a music festival in Ansbach, Germany. The Guardian reports that German authorities have pointed to the July 24 incident being a suicide attack and that the recorded fatality was that of the bomber. More than 2,000 people had been in the crowd at the Ansbach Open festival.

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The Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said the unnamed attacker had attempted to gain entry to the festival but was denied due to not having a ticket. He was carrying a backpack containing metal items used in “wood manufacturing” and could have killed many more people, Herrmann added. Authorities said the 27-year-old attacker had been denied asylum a year ago and had a history of making attempts on his own life.

One Dead And 12 Injured Following Explosion Outside Music Festival In Germany