Islamic State has claimed on Monday one of his fighter detonated himself in the German city of Ansbach, that left 15 people injured.
The blast took place during a music festival in the German city. “The individual who carried out the martyrdom operation in Ansbach in Germany was a soldier of IS who executed the operation in response to calls to target nations in the coalition fighting the Islamic state,” a statement issued from IS’s Amaq news agency said, on Monday. The terrorist group has issued the statement in Arabic, English and German.
The suicide bomber, Mohammed Daleel, was a 27-year-old Syrian refugee who was set to be deported to Bulgaria after his asylum request was turned down.
Officials said, the 27-year-old Syrian detonated himself with an explosives-laden truck outside a wine bar on Sunday, when the city was celebrating the musical fest.
He tried to enter the gala venue and blew himself, when he was denied by the security agencies at the venue, added officials.
He had a history mental disorder and had received treatment in psychiatric unit for trying to take own life. Reportedly, he had attempted suicide twice, added police.
The attack marks the fourth one in just one week in the country-mostly done by recent asylum seekers.
Earlier on Monday, Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said that the Syrian had pledged allegiance to Islamic State on a video found on his mobile phone,
“I think that after this video there’s no doubt that the attack was a terrorist attack with an Islamist background,” Herrmann told reporters.
The man threatened a “revenge attack” on German’s in the video, he said. The Ansbach festival was cancelled after the terrorist attack.
Germany has given asylum to about 1 million middle-east people so far. The right wing parties have severely criticized the immigration policy. They termed the recent blasts as direct results of flawed-immigration policies of Germany’s chancellor Markel.