A 27-year-old Syrian denied asylum and entry to a German music festival in Ansbach took his own life and wounded a dozen people in a suicide bombing late Sunday.
The blast rocked an entrance to the Ansbach Open festival near a wine bar in the Bavarian city 90 miles northwest of Munich. The attacker seriously wounded three people at around 10 p.m., authorities said.
He was also identified as a refugee denied asylum in Germany in 2015. He had spent at least two years in Germany instead of returning to his war-torn country and authorities intended to deport him to Bulgaria.
“At present we assume it is not an accident,” a spokesman for the Bavarian interior minister told reporters.
The explosion canceled the remaining events on day three of the open-air festival as a precaution. Up to 2,500 visitors were evacuated from the concerts.
Germany is on edge after a deadly rampage at a Munich mall on Friday in which nine people were killed and an ax attack on a train near Wuerzburg last Monday in which five people were wounded. ( Nydailynews)