Suicide bomb attack in Germany; 1 killed, 12 hurt
Barely a week after Munich attack, a suspected suicide bomber reportedly blew himself up after being denied entry to a music festival at a wine bar in Ansbach, near Nuremberg, Germany, killing one person and injuring 12 others.
In the explosion, three persons were critically wounded, Express.co.uk reported citing police source.
The incident occurred at Eugen’s Weinstube wine bar around 10.30 p.m. local time. The Ansbach Open Music Festival has been cancelled.
Unconfirmed reports state a man with a rucksack was denied entry to the music festival shortly before the explosion ripped through the popular night spot.
A spokesman for Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said the explosion in the bar was a “deliberate” act rather than an accident.
He said: “At present we assume it is not an accident.”
Heavily armed police are at the scene and officers have cordoned off the area around the wine bar.
Initial reports suggested it may have been a gas explosion, but it now appears there was a more sinister motive.
On Sunday, a 21-year-old Syrian hacked a woman to death with a machete and injured two others in Reutlingen.
On Friday, nine people were killed in a shooting near a shopping centre in Munich, which was carried out by an 18-year-old German-Iranian who later killed himself.