The latest attack took place on Sunday in the Bavarian city of Ansbach, where a 27-year-old Syrian who had been rejected asylum set off a bomb reportedly containing metal fragments designed to maximize injuries. The blast from the improvised device, hidden in a backpack, killed the bomber and injured at least 12 people. The man reportedly tried to initiate the explosion twice, also trying to enter a music festival where about 2,500 people were gathered. After being denied entry to the event, the man blew himself up in front of a nearby restaurant.
"My personal view is that it is unfortunately very likely that a real Islamist suicide attack took place here," German newspaper Die Welt quoted Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann as saying.
Comment: Is he suggesting that fake Islamist suicide attacks have taken place in Germany or elsewhere? Very interesting!