Explosion in S. Germany intentionally carried out by Syrian refugee – authorities

MUNICH — The explosion that left one dead and 12 others wounded late Sunday night in the southern German city of Ansbach was intentionally carried out by a 27-year-old Syrian refugee, authorities said early Monday.

“We do not know at the moment whether the offender purely wanted to commit suicide or whether his intention was to take other people into death,” Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said at a press conference.

The attacker, who was living in Ansbach, is dead in the explosion, and three of the 12 injured were in serious condition, he said, adding that the attacker had tried twice to commit suicide.

The explosion happened at around 22:10 Sunday local time at the entrance area of a music festival, prompting the evacuation of about 2,500 people attending the concert. PNA/Xinhua/northboundasia.com