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Detonation near refugee registration centre in Germany

There are no reports of casualty, but the rising number of attacks in the Bavarian state has added to the anxiety of Germans

German police have confirmed a detonation outside a migration facilitation centre in Zirndorf, a town near Nuremberg.

Local media reports said a suitcase most likely to be filled with aerosol spray  cans exploded near the reception area of a refugee registration centre in the Bavarian town. The incident happened at 2.30 pm local time.

Police denied that there was an explosion.

“There is no indication at the moment that a bomb was detonated in the suitcase,”a statement from the police said.

“It is possible it was a spray can inside the suitcase that caused the explosion. No one was reported injured,”  police said.

Eye witnesses claimed that people fled the scene soon after a loud bang was heard.

Police are looking for a man and a woman who are suspected of leaving the suitcase behind.

Germany has been on the edge following a series of violent events in the past ten days. Most of these attacks have been in the southern state of Bavaria. A refugee, earlier believed to be from Afghanistan had axed five commuters on a passenger train near Wurzburg. The teenager was shot dead by the police as he tried to flee after the attacks.

Another gunman went on a shooting spree on Friday in Munich killing nine people.

On Sunday, a Syrian refugee who was denied asylum had blew himself up at the entrance of a music festival at Ansbach, a town some 30 minutes drive from Nuremberg.

 

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