The suicide bomber who injured 15 people in southern Germany at the weekend vowed to commit a terrorist attack in Germany in footage found on his mobile phone, Bavaria's top security official said Monday.
The footage also showed the man, identified as a rejected Syrian asylum seeker, pledging allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of the self-declared caliphate of the Islamic State, Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said.
According to Herrmann, the man said the attack was revenge because Germany had killed Muslims. A translation of the footage showed that he committed the attack in the name of Allah.
The attack in Ansbach, Germany, only killed the bomber. It comes after a week that has seen four violent attacks in the country, three of them allegedly perpetrated by recently arrived asylum seekers.
Suicide bomber had material for more bombs
Materials to build further bombs including fuel, hydrochloric acid and alcohol-based cleaner were found in the accommodation of a Syrian man who blew himself up in southern Germany, Bavaria's top security official Joachim Hermann says.
Salafist material found in suicide bomber belongings
Salafist material was among items retrieved from the accommodation of a Syrian migrant who blew himself up in southern Germany, says Bavaria's top security official Joachim Hermann.
Salafism is an ultra-conservative reform movement within Sunni Islam.
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Islamic State says the perpetrator of the Ansbach bomb attack was one of its "soldiers," who was acting in response to calls to target member states of the international coalition fighting Islamic State.
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A bombing in the Bavarian town of Ansbach that killed one and injured 12 others was "very likely" an act of Islamist terrorism, a state government official said Monday.
At least one explosive device detonated late Sunday evening in the city centre of Ansbach.