One Killed, Many Injured in Suicide Bomb Blast at German Music Festival

There’s been a third attack in the Bavarian regime of Germany in less than a week. This time, a suicide bomber blew himself up after being refused admittance to a music festival in Ansbach–the Ansbach Open festival–which is near Numermburg.

Details are still a bit sketchy, but it appears that this guy was carrying a backpack when he then detonated at around 10:10pm local time Sunday outside Eugene’s Wine Bar, which is near the entrance to the festival. He killed himself and injured at least twelve others. Three of those are listed in serious condition.

The backpack was apparently filled with nails, screws and all sorts of metal parts that are apparently used in wood manufacturing.

The perpetrator has been identified as a 27-year-old Syrian asylum-seeker. He was known to police as someone who had tried to commit suicide at least twice before.

About 2,500 people at the festival were evacuated following the blast.

Here’s a translation of who was appearing at the festival:

The “rustic” about the battle between the mountain and the people with the lively music mix of rock and alpine folklore has to today lost none of his wit. 23/07/2016: voXXclubb & La Goassn voXXclub brings the alpine summer 2016 to Ansbach! Long ago the boys have taken their place in the music scene. Make your own, happy and crazy-down-type music does not fit into any category and enthusiastically since her breakthrough with the Wiesn hit “Rock Mi” in 2013, all ages. 24/07/2016: Philipp Dittberner & Joris & Gregor Meyle to completion of Ansbach Open 2016 occurred three great German artists in residence city: Joris, Phillipp Dittberner and Gregor Meyle let the fans’ hearts beat faster.

(Via BBC)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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