Bomb-carrying Syrian dies outside German music festival; 12 wounded

by THOMAS KRUMENACKER, ANDREA SHALAL AND ANDREAS BURGER | Reuters  |  published on July 25, 2016

A 27-year-old Syrian man denied asylum in Germany a year ago died on Sunday when he set off a bomb outside a crowded music festival in Bavaria, an official said, in the fourth violent attack in the country in less than a week.

Police said a dozen people were wounded, including three seriously, in the attack in Ansbach, a town of 40,000 people southwest of Nuremberg that is also home to a U.S. Army base.

The incident will fuel growing public unease about Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open-door refugee policy, under which more than a million migrants have entered Germany over the past year, many fleeing war in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq.

The dead man had been in treatment after twice before trying to kill himself, though Sunday’s explosion was more than just “a pure suicide attempt”, Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann told Reuters.

An Islamist link could not be ruled out, he earlier told reporters.

  • Rodney Steward

    More blood on Merkel’s hands as she continues to be as stupid as our Prez! I believe that big money muslims are paying these leaders in these countries to let these gutter rats enter and stay in these countries so they can continue their caliphate dream!!

    • Doradolsen3

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  • Richard Schwartz

    All Americans can do is watch and tend to our own terrorism. No matter what these “special people” attempt to do unforeseen happen to disrupt this or that.

    • Rodney Steward

      Special people????

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