Blast in German city of Ansbach kills suspected bomber, 11 injured

An explosion in Ansbach Germany kills one man and injures 10 others in Ansbach Germany

An explosion in Ansbach Germany kills one man and injures 10 others in Ansbach Germany

ONE person is dead and at least 11 injured in an explosion outside the German city of Nuremberg, which authorities are considering an attack.

There are conflicting reports about the cause, although the city's mayor is quoted as saying it was an "explosive device".

The Bavarian Interior Ministry said it appeared to possibly be a bombing attack, and that there is evidence the explosion was "deliberate". His application for asylum was rejected past year but he had been allowed to remain temporarily in Germany and was living in an apartment in the town.

SECURITY OFFICIALS say a suicide bomber carrying a backpack bomb filled with "metal parts" attempted to penetrate an open air German music festival before detonating the device near the entrance. It was first reported at 10:12 p.m. CET (4.12 p.m. ET). "If there is an Islamist link or not is purely speculation at this point", said spokesman Michael Schrotberger. Around 2,500 people have been evacuated from the venue as a precautionary measure after the explosion.

Mr Hermann said the man, whose identity has not yet been released, had been living in Ansbach for some time. A 17-year-old Afghan asylum-seeker was shot and killed by police as he fled the scene.

"An explosion went off in the city centre and a man, which the latest enquiries show caused it, was killed in the event", police said in a statement. There is also speculation he may have suffered from depression and been bullied at school.

Police sealed off the area around Eugene's Wine Bar, the news website said.

Police said neither yesterday's machete attack nor Friday's shooting in Munich bore any sign of connections with the so-called Islamic State or other militant groups. Both came shortly after a Tunisian man in a truck killed 84 people when he plowed through a festive crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, on the French Riviera.

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