Explosive device detonates in Ansbach city centre; Suspect killed in explosion

At least one explosive device detonated late Sunday evening in the city centre of Ansbach. Mayor Carda Seidel told journalists the explosion occurred near the entrance to a music festival.

The blast in the town Ansbach prompted the evacuation of more than 2,000 people from a nearby music festival, authorities said.

Earlier reports spoke of one man killed and 11 others injured in the blast that occurred around 10 pm (2000 GMT). Eyewitnesses reported that a number of paramedics were on the scene and that the old city was entirely cordoned off.

A person attempting to carry out a bombing in Ansbach, Germany, was killed in the blast, the Bavarian Interior Ministry says.

Last update: Mon, 25/07/2016 - 02:34
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