At least 12 people have been injured, after a suicide bomber detonated explosives, near a festival, in southern Germany.
A suicide bomber, reported to have been a Syrian asylum seeker due to be deported, has detonated his explosives, killing himself and injuring a further 12 people, near a festival in the southern German town of Ansbach.
Bavaria’s interior minister said that the 27-year-old man had detonated the device after being refused entry to the music festival.
The bomb, believed to have been concealed in a backpack, went off close to the entrance of the Ansbach Open music festival. Around 2,500 people were evacuated from the venue following the explosion.
The blast is reported to have occurred around 22:10 local time (20:10 GMT) in the centre of town, outside the Eugens Weinstube bar. The town has a population of 40,000 and is home to a US military base.
Bavaria had already been on high alert prior to the bombing, following a knife attack on a train in the state, claimed by Islamic State, last Monday.