Explosion in German city kills one, seriously injures 11 – New York Daily News

An explosion in Germany killed one person and seriously injured 11 others on Sunday.

German police said up to a dozen people were affected by the blast at a wine bar in the Bavarian city of Ansbach last Sunday evening.

Originally believed to be a gas explosion, the Ansbach mayor Carda Seidel said the blast was set off by a device, German newspaper Nordbayern reported.

“At present we assume it is not an accident,” a spokesman for the Bavarian interior minister told reporters.

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The explosion happened near the entrance to the Ansbach Open, a three-day music festival nearby. The open air-festival was canceled as a precaution after the explosion, with up to 2,500 visitors evacuated from the concerts.

Ansbach’s interior minister said the explosion was not an accident, and believed to have been from a device.


Germany is on edge after a deadly rampage at a Munich mall on Friday in which nine people were killed and an ax attack on a train near Wuerzburg last Monday in which five people were wounded.

Police are still searching through the city to see if there any more hidden explosive devices.

This is a breaking news story, please continue checking for updates.

With News Wire Services


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