At least 15 hurt in Bavarian bar explosion


At least 15 people were wounded after an explosion at a restaurant/bar Sunday night in Ansbach, Germany, according to various media reports.

Authorities say the attacker, a 27-year-old Syrian who was denied asylum, died in the blast when the device he was carrying exploded.

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

Bavarian interior minister Joachim Herrmann was being briefed regarding the incident and was on his way to the scene, according to news reports out of Germany.

Carda Seidel, the mayor of Ansbach, told reporters Sunday that the blast was deliberate, the Guardian reported. He said it was caused by an explosive device, reported.

The blast took place outside of a popular music festival, according to the Guardian. Ansbach is a community near Nuremberg.

About 2,000 people were evacuated from the nearby, open-air music festival, the BBC reported.

On Friday, nine people died during a shooting rampage in Munich and a week ago, several people were hurt during an ax attack on board a train in Wurzberg.

[Source:- USA Today]