Blast in German wine bar kills one

| Monday, July 25, 2016 - 07:48
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Blast in German wine bar kills one

Berlin: At least one person has been killed in an explosion at a wine bar in Ansbach, near Nuremberg, Germany in a suspected bomb attack.

Police said up to 11 other people have been injured in the blast, reported on Sunday.

The incident occurred at 10.30 p.m. local time at Eugen's Weinstube wine bar. The Ansbach Open Music Festival has been cancelled.

Unconfirmed reports state a man with a rucksack was denied entry to the music festival shortly before the explosion ripped through the popular night spot.

A spokesman for Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said the explosion in the bar was a "deliberate" act rather than an accident.

He said: "At present we assume it is not an accident."

Heavily armed police are at the scene and officers have cordoned off the area around the wine bar.

Initial reports suggested it may have been a gas explosion, but it now appears there was a more sinister motive.

On Sunday, a 21-year-old Syrian hacked a woman to death with a machete and injured two others in Reutlingen.

On Friday, nine people were killed in a shooting near a shopping centre in Munich, which was carried out by an 18-year-old German-Iranian who later killed himself. 

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